Sociology of Education Laboratory

Director: 
Pechtelidis Yannis
Τηλέφωνο: 
+30 24210 74702

Sociology of Education Laboratory

Early Childhood Education Department, University of Thessaly, Volos

 

The Lab of Sociology of Education is located in the main campus of the University of Thessaly in Volos. The Lab belongs to the Department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Thessaly. The Lab of Sociology of Education conducts interdisciplinary research on education, childhood, and youth in contemporary society. Although its focus is mainly sociological, researchers from other disciplines in the social sciences or the humanities (education, politics, social anthropology, psychology, or economics) are welcome to participate. The purpose is to bring together members of the Faculty interested and engaged in theoretically significant social research, which is empirically grounded. The common ground is the provision of an integrated account of the social relations of inequality and the processes by which inequality is transmitted and reproduced. This way the main aim of this lab is to promote theoretical understanding and empirical knowledge about childhood, youth, and educational social inequalities. The Lab aims to fulfill the research and educative needs of students and teachers via specifically structured programs of research, lifelong learning and knowledge dissemination at the public at large. The Laboratory is digitally equipped, and available to the users for elaborating data. The Lab is focused on discourse theory and analysis, ethnography, the social construction of youth and childhood identities in the conditions of late modernity and globalization. Furthermore, special attention is given to heterotopic alternative pedagogies.