Sociology also goes further and looks at matters from a global perspective where it looks at things such as war and peace, growth and migration and so on. Therefore the subject assists us to evaluate, gather, analyze evidence on social life, which subsequently assists as to have an understanding of human social processes (Sampath, 2001).
Education falls into the category of sociology at the societal level. It is described as a social institution. Sociologists study its segments which are reading, arithmetic, and writing which are also supported by teachings on values, morals and ethics. Sociologist need to understand how socialization of this manner gets affected or affects other types of experiences, outcomes and structures.
The origin of education sociology started with Emile Durkheim’s when she advocated for moral education. Max Weber also formulated education sociology when he equated Chinese literature with political control. After world war 11, education as a sociology unit attracted attention and sociologists noticed that, whether it was technology functionalism or reforms in agriculture, and development they noticed that education was important as a fuel to social mobility (Emile Durkheim).
Further studies held that, social mobility could not only be achieved by education, but the social class of an individual also played a part, hence education only managed to achieve partial social mobility. During the time education only served economic or political purposes universally. But when years going and things changing, education is serving new roles.
In England for example, sociology in education was development out of the need for sociologists to understand the prevailing education in equality in relation to social mobility. This study was started by D. Glass (1954). Then there was mobility research in education which focused on education as a function