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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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SOCI 388 - Schooling in America: Preparing Citizens or Producing Worker


1 unit(s)
(Same as EDUC 388 ) We consider the role that education plays in US society in relationship to the political economy at different historical periods. In Part I, we examine democratic views of schooling (i.e. schooling functions to prepare citizens for participation in a diverse society) and technical views of schooling (i.e. schools prepare students to participate in the capitalist economy), as well as critiques and limitations of each view. In Part II, we examine current school reform efforts, such as modifications of school structure, curriculum and instruction, and the move to privatize schooling. In Part III, we discuss the future of education in our increasingly global capitalist society. Eréndira Rueda.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 151 .

Not offered in 2017/18.



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