SOC 5710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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: Cornell Teacher Education Program students or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • 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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •  6677SOC 5710  LEC 001

  •  6678SOC 5710  DIS 201

  •  6679SOC 5710  DIS 202

  •  6680SOC 5710  DIS 203

  •  6681SOC 5710  DIS 204

  •  6682SOC 5710  DIS 205