MSOE-001 Sociology of Education in English Solved Assignment 2018-2019

MSOE-001 Solved Assignment 2018-19

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Indira Gandhi National Open University
Elective Course in M.A. Sociology
MSOE-001: Sociology of Education
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Maximum Marks: 100 Programme Code: MSO
Weightage: 30% Course Code: MSOE-001
Assignment Code: MSOE-001/AST/TMA/2018-19

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Answer five questions worth 100 marks from Sections 1 and 2. Attempt at least two questions from
each section.
Section 1
Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section. Marks

1. In what way does education contribute to the process of nation-building? Explain with
suitable example from India. 20
2. Discuss the role of schools in society with reference to the viewpoint of Ivan Illich. 20
3. In what way does education facilitate social mobility? Explain. 20
4. Critically discuss the initiatives of international agencies for employing education as a
means of social and human development. 20
5. Compare and contrast the ideas of Durkheim and Parsons on education. 20
Section 2
Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section.

6. Critically examine the need for involvement of private sector in professional education. 20
7. Does ‘open learning and distance learning’ democratize education? Critically discuss. 20
8. Critically discuss the impact of globalization and free market economy on higher education. 20
9. What is ‘non-formal education’? Explain the major strategies for strengthening non-formal
education in India. 20
10. Discuss the major challenges to higher education in India. 20

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