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1 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION Unit Structure 1.0 Objectives 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Meaning of Sociology of Education 1.3 Scope of Sociology of Education 1.4 Difference between Educational Sociology and Sociology of Education 1.5 Need to study Sociology of Education 1.6 Functions of Education in Society 1.7 Unit End Exercise 1.0 OBJECTIVES After going through this unit you will be able: To state the meaning of Sociology of Education To explain the Scope of Sociology of Education To differentiate between Educational Sociology and Sociology of Education To analyze the Need to study Sociology of Education To illustrate the Functions of Education in Society 1.1 INTRODUCTION Any individual can learn very little by himself. Others play a very important role and contribute a lot to his learning process. The presence of other persons is important because a person learns from the knowledge gained by others. Therefore the process of getting education is always a social process. The word Sociology is der...