Syllabus | B. Ed. | PE 4: Gender, School and Society

PE 4: Gender, School and Society

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Unit – I Gender Issues

  • Gender and Patriarchy, Gender Bias, Gender Stereotyping, Equity and Equality in relation with Caste, Class, Religion Ethnicity, Disability and Region.
  • Historical backdrop: Some Landmarks in Socio-Economic and Education upliftment of status of Girls and Women
  • Theories on Gender and Education (Application in Indian context)
    • Socialization theory
    • Gender difference
    • Structural theory
    • Deconstructive theory
  • Gender Identities and Socialization Practices in Family, Schools and other Formal and
  • Informal Organizations
  • Teacher as an Agent of Change
Must Know


Desirable to Know


Must Know


Unit – II Understanding the Nature and Processes of Socialization

  • At Home: family as a social institution, parenting styles and their impact, transmission of parental expectations and values
  • Socialization and the Community: neighborhood, extended family, religious groups and their socialization functions, mutual dependence of man and society
  • At School: impact of entry to school, relation between school and society, value formation in the context of schooling (role of schooling in developing Gender Equity and Secular Values)
  • Understanding interface between Home, Community and School
  • Preventive Measures to check Sexual Harassment and Abuse
  • Laws and Recent Initiatives of Government of India
Must Know




Desirable to Know



Tasks & Assignments: Any Two Activities

  • Field visit to schools to observe the schooling processes from gender perspective
  • Collection of folk lores reflecting socialization process.
  • Analysis of textual material from the perspective of gender bias and stereotype
  • Organizing debates on equity and equality across Gender, Class, Caste, Religion, Ethnicity, Disability and Region.
  • Group assignments on examining policies and schemes on Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment.


Suggested Reading:

  • Havinghurst, R. (1995). Society and Education. Boston; Allyn and Bacon.
  • Inkeles, A. (1987). What is Sociology? New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • H.R.D. (1990). Towards an Enlightened and Humane Society. New Delhi: Dept. of Education.
  • Kamat, A.R. (1985). Education and Social Change in India. Mumbai: Samaiya Publishing House.
  • Maunheim,K.(1962). An Introduction to Sociology of Education. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • Pandey, K.P. (1983). Perspectives in Social Foundations of Education, Ghaziabad: Amitash Prakashan
  • Bussolo (2009).Gender Aspects of the Trade and Poverty Nexus: A Macro-Micro Appraoch (English): Palgrans Mac Millan U.K.
  • Geetha, V. and Revathi.A. (2011). The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story: Penguin Pubishing Group.
  • Raimedhi, I. (2015). My Half of the Sky. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tandon, N. (2008). Feminism: A Paradigm Shift. Atlantic Publisher.
  • Mathur, A. (2007). Gender and Development in India. Gyan Book Pvt. Ltd.
  • Srivastava Gouri. (2012). Gender and Peace in Textbook and Schooling Processes, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi