The Micro Potential for Educational Change: The Consequences of the Integration of ICT into the School Classroom

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This presentation considers two basic questions of the New Sociology of Education: the process of reproduction as well as the possibility for change. When considering educational change two realities must be reconciled: educational structure is usually reproduced and educational change does occasionally happen. The integration of the new digital machine in the school classroom raises new perspectives in the sociological theory of education that consist a framework for explaining the resilience of power structure as well as the subjects’ role in participating in the educational process. Randall Collins’’ methodological framework is particularly interesting but also necessary in order to be able to face the new school in the context of the challenges that globalisation introduces. The introduction of ICT and the new technocratic reason in the school classroom which differentiates the educational process, is one of the challenges that we were called to comprehend but also analyze in order to produce competent policies.


Keywords: ICT, Educational Reproduction, Educational Change, Randall Collins, Methodological Framework
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Micro Potential for Educational Change, The


Dr. Ioannis Kamarianos

Lecturer, Department of Primary Education
Division of Sociology of Education, University of Patras

Athens, Greece

Scholarships: Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (four years for the B.A. and three years for the Ph.D.) Ph.D.: Sociology, 1996, University of Crete, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies Grade: Excellent Present occupation: Lecturer at the University of Patras, Department of Elementary Education, Division of sociology of Education and Educational Policy, Member of the Editorial board of the Social Science Tribune.

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