1. Emeritus Professor Uche Azikiwe FASEN (University of Nigeria, Nzukka)
2. Prof. Claudius Omoleye Daramola FASEN (University of Ilorin, Ilorin)
3. Chief James O. Balogun FASEN ( Federal College of Education, Pankshin)
4. Prof. Noah Musa ( University of Benin, Benin City)

These seasoned teachers and Sociologists of Education have retired from their universities where they have worked meritoriously for years leaving a legacy of integrity and excellence in service.

They are worthy and passionate academic, distinguished scholars, researchers, authors, exemplary mentors, tested and ingenious administrators. Reflecting on their contributions to the academia and the society at large, Association of Sociologists of Education of Nigeria plan to recognize their contributions to education and in particular sociology of education by producing a book in their honour entitled “Whither Nigerian Education? Sociologists’ Random Thoughts” which shall be presented to the public during ASEN 2021, annual conference.

As seasoned educationists, they have all advanced, in no small measure, the growth and development of the field of Sociology of Education and Education in general. They are great scholars and leaders. All their mentees, colleagues and associates can testify to their unparalleled leadership skills, attributes and contributions to sociology of education and education as a whole.

They have all written and published widely in major research areas of Sociology of Education/Education. Succinctly, the festschrift will have the following sub-themes:

1. Sociological perspectives and contemporary issues in Nigerian education
2. Economic, political and socio-cultural challenges of education in Nigeria
3. Education in the new normal era
4. Education and social welfare policy
5. The sociology of teaching
6. Education, creativity and innovation
7. Nigerian educational system and the environment
8. Multicultural education: Characteristics and goals
9. Diversity in Education
10. Education and development
11. Culture in society and educational practices
12. Gender and educational equality
13. Education and the process of stratification
14. The sociology of the curriculum
15. Sociology of Higher Education
16. Education and civic engagement
17. Social capital and education
18. Education, entrepreneurship and leadership
19. Cultural synergy in education
20. Education, social change and social mobility
21. Social dynamics of the Nigerian environment
22. Research methods in Sociology of Education
23. Theoretical perspectives in Sociology of Education
24. Sociology of education and human resources development
25. Learning, society and distance education
26. Social and professional roles of the teachers
27. Education and the fight against crime
28. Education and the fight against corruption
29. Education, community and society
30. Socio-cultural, political and economic functions of education
Contributors, therefore, are expected to look into the different dimensions, connotations, and implications of sociology of education through any of the above avenues.

Guidelines for the Preparation of Manuscripts

1. A title page to include the Title, Name of Author, Affiliation, Email and Phone Number.
2. Another page (Next Page) to include the title only, Abstract and preferred theme.
3. The article should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font.
4. Each article should be typed in double-line spacing.
5. Contributions should not exceed 15 pages including references.
6. An abstract of not more than 250 words should precede each article.
7. References must conform to APA (7th Edition) style.
8. Authors should include a short paragraph containing autobiographical information, a maximum of 5 sentences.
9. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to with the subject/title: “ASEN 2021 FESTSCHRIFT” Deadline for submission is March 20, 2021.

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