A New Model in The Application Field of Educational Sociology: School Sociologist and His/Her Duties
Author/s: Vehbi Bayhan
OnlineFirst published on December 11, 2015
Year: 2015 Vol: 35 Number: 1
Educational sociology, as a social institution, analyzes all the components of the education with in the context of sociological point of view. The sociological structure of the school which is a basic socialization institution should be analyzed by the school sociologist.
School sociologist tries to understand individual (student) by examining all the social environment. This examination involves both the problematic students and others. By determining the risky and disadvantageous students by means of detection, preventive guidance service will be able to provided for the students.
The duties and resposibilities of school sociologist should be defined in terms of the following topics: (1) To explore the students’ family and social life. (2) To carry out childhood and youth sociology researches. (3) The coordination of free time activities and social and cultural activities (4) Sociometry and socio-drama applications. (5) To explore the school system and manage public relations process. (6) To manage the social service and help process. (7) Vocational guidance. (8) The increase of the rate of school attendance and enrollment. (9) Researching the violence at school and the gang pattern, conflict resolution and mediation. (10) Determining and treatment of the addicted students. (11) Investigating disciplinary problems.