Prof. Offa way opines, “Education can be studied from many different points of view. What is here called the sociology, of education is fairly a new name for an aspect of education which has always been the concern of the educator in some form or another.” Education is an activity which goes on in the society.
Hence its aims and methods depend on the nature of the society in which it functions. Sociology of education may be defined briefly as a study of relations between education and society. From this definition it appears that sociology of education is a social science. This branch of study deals with aims of education, methods of teaching, administration and supervision, curriculum, only in reaction to the socio-political, economic, cultural and religious forces of the society in which they take place.