Author(s): László Fodor
Subject(s): Educational Psychology, Sociology of Education, Pedagogy
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: pedagogical knowledge; socio-pedagogical language; human personality; social development; anti-drug education; social learning; pedagogical conflicts; children's rights; corporal punishment; underprivileged children;
Summary/Abstract: The book entitled Social pedagogy comprises pedagogical knowledge, which is related to the complex phenomenon of social pedagogy. This knowledge is presented through scientific descriptions and possible theoretical interpretations. The main objective of the book is to convey indispensable professional information on the preparation for general pedagogical and social pedagogical work, to offer essential and general criteria and proper theoretical preparation for exigent and effective pedagogical work. The author has chosen form the vast problem of social pedagogy only those essential and comprehensive themes that belong either to the general pedagogical education, or to the specific domain of social pedagogy, and which are indispensable for any educator as well as for successful practice of the social pedagogical profession. An important factor in the choice of the themes presented was the distinctiveness of social pedagogical work and the necessity of establishing the theoretical foundation of this profession, furthermore the configuration of the socio-pedagogical language and the conception of the educators. The book presents 19 great thematic blocks in 19 chapters, and it comprehensively reviews ─ through 150 specific problems ─ the contemporary pedagogical and social pedagogical thoughts, concepts, theories and research results. In the first chapter, the book presents education as basic social activity and in the second chapter it talks about the social character of human personality. In the third and fifth chapters, the book construes the criteria of human evolution, the questions of the development of personality and the personality developing feature of education. The next three chapters are dedicated to social development, anti-drug education and to the pedagogical problems of school classes. Chapters nr. 9 and 10 are dedicated to the detailed and deep analysis of social pedagogical work. In chapters 11-16 the book presents important issues of social learning, pedagogical conflicts, children's rights, corporal punishment, specific social pedagogical themes and the essential aspects of non-verbal communication. Chapters' no. 17 and 18 are dedicated to the endangered and underprivileged children, and their education, and to children with different problems in the school. The last chapter discusses the complex problem of pedagogical guidance. Through the ideas, conceptions, reflections, argumentations, illustrative and applicative efforts presented in the book the reader (no matter if he/she is a student or an educator) may find several new solutions for many questions emerging from the field of social pedagogy.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-973-1970-08-0
  • Page Count: 254
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Hungarian