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Fall 2021
Dec 04,2022
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EDUC 221 - SOCIAL CONTEXT OF EDUCATION
Public education, particularly in the United States, has been seen as both the savior of American society and, conversely, as the cause of many of its biggest problems. At various times in our history, the institution of public education held the promise of assimilating immigrants, instilling "Americanism" and ideals of citizenship, and providing the necessary skills to youth for active participation in a changing economy. At other times, especially those of real or perceived cultural or economic crises, public education has been blamed for turning out ill-prepared students with the explicit or implicit argued result of rising crime rates and juvenile delinquency, overall economic decline, or deteriorating morals. This course will provide a historical overview of the development of public education in America, how it was perceived by the public at large, and the periodic efforts at reforming schools to meet the changing realities of American society. lt will also provide a forum in which we can explore and debate the current status of education in the United States and compare it to other national systems of education across the globe. The goal of the course is to provide historical background to current issues and debates over the nature of education and to show how debates over schooling often reflect larger societal debates over the nature of society and culture.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course
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Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc., MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity, Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Values and Ethics, OLD GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA


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