AMST 5710

AMST 5710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 Spring.

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
  • 17617AMST 5710  LEC 001

  • 17618AMST 5710  DIS 201

  • 17619AMST 5710  DIS 202

  • 17620AMST 5710  DIS 203

  • 17621AMST 5710  DIS 204

  • 17622AMST 5710  DIS 205