sociology; graduate sociologists; sociology students; education; socjologia; absolwenci kierunku socjologii; edukacja; studenci kierunku socjologii
"Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne" Nr 1 (2010), s. 263-268
The author presents the problem of sociological education at universities and the problem
of sociology graduates’ careers. The article reveals the author’s opinion of how young sociologists
should be taught and their role in different institutions and workplaces. Gradvates should be prepared
for different roles, which defines sociology as social theory directed towards practice. Sociologists
should not be educated without a wide social context, because they are especially needed
after EU enlargement. Graduate sociologists should work in different branches, but they are often
undestimated or ignored by employers, who are afraid discovering something that should stay hidden.
Sociologists are also often ignored by other social scholars. The author considers the possibility
of repeating the research conducted in the 80s when graduate sociologists were asked about the
usefulness of their studies in later professional careers.