Kenyatta University School of Education
Bachelor of Education (BED)
Efn204 Sociology Of Education
Exam Name: Efn204 Sociology Of Education
Course: Bachelor of Education (BED)
Institution/Board: Kenyatta University School of Education
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR
EFN 204: SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
DATE: Tuesday 31st March, 2009
TIME: 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
This paper is divided into section A and B. Candidates should answer question 1
from Section A and any other two (2) questions from Section B.
SECTION A (COMPULSORY) – (24 MARKS)
Discuss how Emile Durkheim and John Dewey showed the connection between
sociology of Education.
Discuss four (4) forces that shaped the development of Sociology of Education as
SECTION B – (23 MARKS)
Answer any TWO questions from this Section.
What do you understand by at least two (2) of the following:
Structural Functionalism theory?
Show by using relevant examples how one of the above theories could be applied
to the understanding of educational processes.
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Discuss three (3) key issues that should be put into consideration when deciding a
research method to use in conducting any given study.
With examples, discuss three differences between survey and case study methods
in educational research.
Discuss at least five ways in which teachers experience role conflict in the course
of their professional life in Kenya today. Use examples to illustrate your answer.
Suggest some possible solutions to the identified conflicts above.
What do you understand by the term social change?
Discuss at least four (4) ways in which education could act as an agent of social
change in Kenya. Use relevant examples to illustrate your answer.
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