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EDUC 643. Sociology of Education

Credits: 3

Focuses on the role of schooling in reproducing and reinforcing prevailing social, political, and economic relationships and inequities; assesses the potential contradictions between the societal functions of schooling and the professed goals of educators. The course examines sources of educational change, organizational context of schooling, impact of schooling on social stratification, social organization within the school and the classroom, social impact of the formal curriculum, and methods of selection and differentiation in elementary and secondary schools.

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