AU: 4.0
Programme: SOC(HSS)

Formal education is a defining social institution of modern society. Its influence on individuals and society extends far beyond its pedagogical function, especially in relation to social inequality, economic development, governance and cultural life. In examining theories of schooling, the development of educational systems and the expansion of schooling in various societies, this course also considers the social organisation and culture of the school, the role of the formal and informal curriculum, the educational experiences of various social groups, and the social factors that affect educational opportunity and individual educational attainment.