Schools in Society|
What role have schools played in the evolution of American society? This course invites you to take a step back from your own K-12 experiences and critically position those experiences within a broader understanding of the U.S. education system. We will consider how education, broadly conceived, has the capacity to maintain and transform social inequalities. We will explore crosscutting themes of race, schooling, democracy, and notions of "progress" by examining topics in school segregation/integration, market-based reforms, pedagogy, learning theories, and the curriculum.
This course fulfills the Foundations, Breadth Category 2, or Elective requirement for the Education Studies major and minor.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(IDEA-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Baker, D. (2014). The schooled society: The educational transformation of global culture. Stanford University Press.
Labaree, D. (1997). Public goods, private goods: The American struggle over educational goals. American Educational Research Journal, 34(1), 39-81.
Noguera, P., & Syeed, E. (2020). City schools and the American dream 2: The enduring promise of public education. Multicultural Education.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Critical reading responses (2)
Reflective personal essay (1)
Contemporary Issue in Education Discussion Facilitation and Critical Reflection (1)
Final term paper (1)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills either the Foundations, Category 2, or Elective requirement for the Education Studies Major and/or Minor.
|Instructor(s): Butler,Alisha Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: SCIE137; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 34||SR major: 6||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 5||SO: 8||FR: 4|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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