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Fall 2012
Oct 13, 2015
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EDU 1340 - Schools and Society
This course provides adn interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on the following issues: the purpose of education, who benefits from education, societal conditions that impact student learning, the organization of schooling, and contemporary issues in education. The course is designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the issues and controversies confronting American education today. The course will examine such questions as the following: (a) How do schools help maintain and perpetuate social inequality; (b) How do factors of race, class and gender affect the educational experiences of students, both within and across schools; (c) What is the ultimate purpose of education, and how can society best achieve this purpose? Pre-requisites: None
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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