What are the different practical examples to explain several roles of Sociologist as a teacher, policy consultant and as technician? Please explain with reference to daily life.
This sociology role would focus on advising and shaping relations between groups and individuals. The sociologist may therefore work with a company in human relations to maximize a company's productivity by taking the needs of the employees and working those effectively into the goals of the company. He may work with a college to determine how students can work with the local community to resolve an issue such as overcrowding at a particular time of day or in crafting a more positive image for the college within the community.
Of course, a sociologist can work as an actual instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, but she can also effectively teach in other capacities as well. Employed as a social worker, she can teach parents how to more effectively care for their children. She can direct parents toward available resources in their community to aid in parenting. She can help parents realize their own needs for improvement (education, better paying jobs) and then teach them how to achieve those goals. Sociologists employed as social workers can also educate teachers in recognizing signs of child abuse or neglect and how to best intervene in those situations. Sociologists can work with local health agencies to educate the populace on healthy ways to engage with their communities and how to obtain resources which the community has made available.
If a city is looking to diversify housing in an area where one race predominately maintains residence, sociologists may be employed to determine both why racial stratification exists in that area and how to develop new policies to overcome any barriers. If a city's elderly population feels that there are not enough local opportunities that seek to include their specific needs, sociologists may be consulted to determine how to integrate those needs into the existing infrastructure of the city's development and to examine any existing policies which are not appropriate for that age group.
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