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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


EDUC 20 Educational Issues Contemporary Society

This course gives students a critical introduction to the public institution they know best – the American school. You have already spent at least twelve years “studying” schools from the inside, though you have probably only considered a small piece of the broader education system. Public schools are one of the most important public policy levers for shaping society. We will examine the history and structure of public education in America. We will also study myriad topics related to creating “better schools”: recruiting and training teachers; charter schools and related institutional innovations; testing and accountability; school funding; racial and economic segregation. Overall, the course will explore how public education can contribute to a more informed, prosperous, and fair society.

Instructor

Wheelan.

Distributive and/or World Culture

SOC

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Offered

18W, 19W: 10A