NYU Steinhardt

Education and the American Dream: Historical Perspectives on Democracy and Education

  • Course Number: HSED-UE 0610
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: The course will examine historical perspectives on the relationship between public schooling & the promotion of democratic ideals. Students will explore some of the central goals & purposes of American public education over the past two centuries, & the historiographical debates about those goals & purposes. In the second half of the course, students will the relationship between schooling & civic education, & between schooling & specific communities, in order to ask whether the goals of schooling might promote or contradict the goals of particular groups who seek to benefit from public education, & ways in which education does not promote democratic ideals. Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Society & Social Sciences
  • Old Course Number: E55.0610