NYU Steinhardt

Education as a Social Institution

  • Course Number: SOED-UE 1015
  • Hours: 30 + 15 tba
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Part of the common pedagogical core, this course provides an introduction to the social foundations of education. The structure of education in terms of the rights & responsibilities of teachings, administrators, community members & policy makers in relation to the rest of the society are explored from both legal & sociological credits of view. Comparisons with education & schooling in other countries are made. The study of particular school & professional issues includes diversity, student variability, bilingualism, & special education in terms of their effects on policy, practice, & student & teacher rights.
  • Old Course Number: E20.1015