Network 28 sociologies of European education

The Sociologies of Education network provides a dedicated forum for sociologists of education in Europe, who may be working in different disciplinary contexts, to mobilize sociological thinking about the fragmentation of modernity and its projects in education in the context of global and transnational social change and Europeanization of education.

The Foci of the Network

  • Sociologies of the ‘common school’ in Europe

    Its fabrication, modernization, its impact on equality and justice, legitimation crises, its republican character, the post-Soviet common school.

  • State-less sociologies of education

    Voluntarism, private companies and privatisation, private foundations, civic movements, religion, regions.

  • Sociologies of learning

    Learning spaces and technologies, individualisation, construction of self, relation to systems, lifelong learning.

  • Sociologies of comparison

    Europeanisation, Internationalisation: reflexive approaches to comparison, data, knowledge production, ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ knowledge, travellers and translation, classification.

The network is interested in working with perspectives that combine political science and sociology in ‘political sociology’; along with a renewed interest in materialities, in actor-network relations; the sociology of knowledge and science/technology; and cultural political economy as a way of approaching the changing social relations and processes of the societies that constitute the European space.

Network EDUCATION POLICIES AND THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROFESSION (World Education Research Association)

 The network contributes to the advance of research in this area of study by producing a major report on the quality of knowledge in the area of study and stimulating research into promising new directions. The initial list of participants in this IRN include members from different countries, promoting worldwide collaboration among researchers, professors, senior and junior scholars, and graduate/undergraduate students.
The IRN “Education policies and the restructuring of the educational profession facing the challenges of globalisation” is made up from different existing groups of educational scholars from Europe and Latin America.

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