AMST 5710

AMST 5710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Examines the goals, roles, inputs, and outcomes of schooling in American society, and the policy environment in which schools operate. Analyzes controversies and tensions (e.g., equity, market forces, state control) surrounding public education at local, state, and federal levels. Includes current and historical, urban, and rural issues and problems.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: admission to the Cornell Teacher Education Program or permission of instructor.

  • Recognize and interpret the sociological function(s) of American Schools (e.g., socializer, sorter, trainer, and caretaker) as well as its role as a change agent, an equalizer, and reproducer of society's inequalities). -
  • Integrate education into the major public policy issues in American society.
  • Learn the legal framework and justification for local, state, and federal roles in public and private schooling.
  • Develop a critical understanding of both schools and the critics of schools.
  • Evaluate how schools and communities respond to the multitude of societal, private, and governmental pressures.

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Syllabi: none
  •  6725 AMST 5710   LEC 001

  •  6726 AMST 5710   DIS 201

  •  6727 AMST 5710   DIS 202

  •  6728 AMST 5710   DIS 203

  •  6729 AMST 5710   DIS 204

  •  6730 AMST 5710   DIS 205