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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 5100 - Introduction to Critical Studies in Education

Examines how educational systems are situated within the context of culture, knowledge, the economy, media and power. Utilizing interdisciplinary sources, explores the relationship between school and society with interpretive, normative, and critical theories and methods. Applies critical and cultural theories to deconstruct the socio-cultural influences and hegemony acting upon and utilizing education; the implications of those factors on the purposes of education, how we educate, foster student engagement and create successful learning communities in school and beyond will be examined. Attention given to contemporary dimensions and dynamics that intersect and impact education today, i.e., youth culture, marginalized voices, and popular media and culture. Examines several alternative theoretical and pedagogical approaches that have the potential to more closely fulfill the democratic ‘promise’ that education can indeed, make a difference in individual lives and create more socially just people, schools, communities and world.


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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