EDAD 6343. HISTORICAL, SOCIAL, & CULTURAL CONTEXTS OF EDUCATION. 3 Hours.
This course examines the manner in which K-16 education is influenced by the broader social and cultural contexts within which it is situated. Course materials draw from the foundations, history, sociology, politics, and economics of education. More specifically, the course will consider the ways that race, class, and gender relate to the inequitable distribution of educational opportunity. Additional concepts/topics such as language status, nationality, physical & mental ability, sexual orientation, etc., will be explored to develop a deeper understanding of the ways that student marginalization manifests in K-16 schooling. Prerequisite: ELPS doctoral program admittance required.