Jul 23, 2024  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 5040 - Sociology, Politics, and Change in Education

Education is not a neutral endeavor. It is both a societal enterprise and a localized social activity; as such, it is embedded in an ever changing socio-cultural context. Taken seriously, these two ideas point our attention to several sociological and political questions about education such as, What is the purpose of education? Who benefits from education as it is constituted? Who decides curriculum, structure, funding, etc.? What are the implications for any given educational setting? Who is marginalized by the way we “do” education in the U.S. context? What does educational change look like? Is change possible in U.S. schools, and if so, in what manner? Critically examines the complex interactions of societal structures and political ideologies as they intersect, influence and impact educational realities in U.S. public schools.


Credit Hours: 4.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar

Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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