Kenyatta University School of Education Bachelor of Education (BED) Efn204 Sociology Of Education  Question Paper

Exam Name: Efn204 Sociology Of Education 

Course: Bachelor of Education (BED)

Institution/Board: Kenyatta University School of Education

Exam Year:2008


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR
EDUCATION
EFN 204: SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

DATE: Tuesday 31st March, 2009
TIME: 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.


INSTRUCTIONS
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)
Question one
a)
Discuss how Emile Durkheim and John Dewey showed the connection between
sociology
and
sociology of Education.
b)
Discuss four (4) forces that shaped the development of Sociology of Education as
a
discipline.

SECTION B – (23 MARKS)
Answer any TWO questions from this Section.
Question Two
a)
What do you understand by at least two (2) of the following:

(i)
Structural Functionalism theory?
(i)
Symbolic
interactionist
theory?
(ii)
Labelling
theory?
b)
Show by using relevant examples how one of the above theories could be applied

to the understanding of educational processes.
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Question Three
a)
Discuss three (3) key issues that should be put into consideration when deciding a

research method to use in conducting any given study.
b)
With examples, discuss three differences between survey and case study methods

in educational research.

Question Four
a)
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.
b)
Suggest some possible solutions to the identified conflicts above.

Question Five
(a)
What do you understand by the term social change?
(b)
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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