Rethinking Secondary Education in the Knowledge-Based Society

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

Our session calls for papers on contemporary and future secondary education in the knowledge-based society. Higher education has become competitive in the globalizing world. However, individual competition in the knowledge-based society begins even before higher education. Secondary education is an important turning point for an individual’s social mobility process. Naturally, secondary education is embedded in each nation’s institutional context, and many countries have a double-track system comprising an academic route and vocational route, reflecting contemporary industrial society. However, we do not have common strategies for efficient secondary education in the future knowledge-based society. We must design a new school system for secondary education coping with this new social inequality. We welcome papers on education in both the elitist academic route and the vocational route in secondary schools.
Session Organizer:
Shinichi AIZAWA, Chukyo University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Institutional and Structural Characteristics of Education Matter: The Influence of Secondary Educational Systems on How Young People Experience Early Job Insecurity
Petya ILIEVA-TRICHKOVA, ISSK, BAS & AMU, Poznan, Bulgaria; Pepka BOYADJIEVA, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS, Bulgaria
Declining Birth Rate and Changes in High School Opportunities in Japan
Mei KAGAWA, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Secondary Education and Knowledge Society in Brazil
Leandro RAIZER, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil; Celia Elizabete CAREGNATO, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Distributed Papers
High School for All in East Asia
Shinichi AIZAWA, Chukyo University, Japan