TITLE

THE PLACE OF SOCIOLOGY IN GENERAL EDUCATION

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Earl S.
PUB. DATE
October 1940
SOURCE
Social Forces;Oct40, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of Sociology in general education. In the light of the general character of the education under consideration, sociology can provide the basic ingredient and point of view for a comprehensive and related view of the social order. Sociologist as teacher, can by conceiving himself as educator--which he unavoidably is--achieve a clearer perspective of the relation which his field of knowledge bears to general education. The case for the contention that sociology can make an important contribution to a comprehensive and related view of the social order should perhaps not be presented until the necessity for it has been established. The necessity for the establishment of close and cooperative relations between the social disciplines in general education rests, however, not so much on the logical as upon the moral aspect of the problem. If the necessity for an emphasis on the interrelations between the social sciences has been established the claim that Sociology can play a dominant role in such an enterprise may now be addressed. Concern of Sociology is with all human behavior no matter what its unique label or where its theatre.
ACCESSION #
15505060

 

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