Tu 4:30PM - 7:10PM / 4318 Wesley W Posvar Hall / CRN 15827
In this course we will cover some of the foundational ideas and research in the sociology of education, focusing on three core areas: School effects, social identities and schooling, and classrooms as social spaces. We’ll begin by considering classic theories of educational inequality, and empirical studies of inequality between and within schools, including a focus on segregation. Next, we’ll consider how students’ social identities impact schooling, including social class and race/ethnicity. Finally, we’ll examine the classroom as a social setting, including issues of student engagement, authority, and instructional processes.
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