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EDU 591 School & Society

In America, there has always been a complex relationship between the school and the larger society. This course explores broad ideas at the center of that intersection, including the purpose and organization of education, democracy and education, evolving understandings of equity and opportunity, and the professionalization of teaching. Students will advance their own positions within these conversations by understanding the ideas and work of other thinkers, critically reflecting on underlying political and social forces and promoting their own personal philosophies of education. 

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