SOC 458 - Sociology of Education
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the purposes and roles of schooling in society. We will examine issues of inequality, race, class and gender, cultural transmission and social change in K-12 and higher education. We will explore issues of socialization, stratification, the social organization of schools and classrooms, learning and community, and the uses of both the formal and hidden curriculum. We also will explore the role and experience of the various participants in schooling. Finally, we will examine contemporary issues in schools and possibilities for change in schools and change in society. Students are expected to be active participants in discussions and presentation of class readings and topics.”

SOC 458 - Sociology of Education
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Books by 1) Lewis and Diamond and 2) Darling-Hammond are required for all students. Students will read just one of the remaining titles for book reports and group presentations.
ISBN: 0195342720
Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools, Author: Lewis, Amanda E., 1970-
ISBN: 9780199987498
Improbable scholars : the rebirth of a great American school system and a strategy for America's schools, Author: David L. Kirp., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
ISBN: 0674049578
Paying for the party : how college maintains inequality, Author: Armstrong, Elizabeth A.,
ISBN: 9780999009390
Tenth anniversary celebration of the courage to teach and the work of Parker J. Palmer., Author: Palmer, Parker J., Publisher: Jossey-Bass 2007
ISBN: 9780807046579
The Only Woman in the Room, Author: Eillen Pollack, Publisher: Beacon Press 2015
ISBN: 0807749621
The flat world and education : how America's commitment to equity will determine our future, Author: Darling-Hammond, Linda, 1951-, Publisher: Teachers College Press 2010
ISBN: 9780807755877
Why We Teach Now, Author: Sonia Nieto, Publisher: Teachers College PRess 2015
ISBN: 9780465060689
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum, Publisher: Basic Books 2017
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