Education, Policies, and the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Educational sites and systems have long been viewed as one of the key areas for governments in many parts of the world to exercise control over risky futures. While educational policies are promulgated and implemented at the national and local levels, at the same time they circulate through borrowing and transfer at the transnational level through international organizations such as OECD, Unesco and other policy disseminators and coordinating frameworks.
This session invites papers that utilize theories of risk and uncertainty in analyzing educational systems and practices, at multiple levels of interaction from the macro level to the micro level, especially those that detail the linkages between them, both for understanding educational change and how education is increasingly instrumentalized by all actors (i.e. governments, educational organizations, and groups of individuals) to make hedges through and about risk. 
Session Organizer:
William BRADLEY, Ryukoku University, Japan
William BRADLEY, Ryukoku University, Japan
Educational Participation of Adult Immigrants: Risk or Opportunity?
Janina SOEHN, Sociological Research Center (SOFI) at Goettingen University, Germany