Race, Class, and Schools

3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Social Science

This class considers how variation within and between schools affects individuals and society and how the experience of schooling varies by race, class and gender. A central question of the course is whether educational institutions perpetuate patterns of inequality and rigidity in the stratification system or whether they promote opportunity. The course also considers how schools are organized and addresses how sociological perspectives can inform debates about school reform.

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