Research Committees

RC04 Sociology of Education


RC04 is an active group with annual or bi-annual meetings on sociology of education topics. Regular meetings are held at the World Congress of Sociology (every four years) and at the RC's Midterm Conferences (in-between world congresses); in addition, meetings on special topics are held.

To know more about the history of RC04, go to Bulletin 27 (1981), pp. 39-42.

Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023

President Marios VRYONIDES, European University Cyprus, Cyprus,
Vice-Presidents Europe Kari KANTASALMI, University of Helsinki, Finland
Russia Svetlana Alexeevna SHARONOVA, RUDN University, Russia
Asia Tien-Hui CHIANG, Zhengzhou University, China
Africa Duncan HINDLE, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Latin America Analia Ines MEO, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina
North America Walter ALLEN, UCLA, USA
Oceania Carol REID, Western Sydney University, Australia
Secretary Shaheeda ESSACK, Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), South Africa,
Past President Anthony Gary DWORKIN, University of Houston, USA

Program Coordinators for XX ISA World Congress 2023 are:
Shaheeda ESSACK,


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