Education 559 - Sociology of Education
This introductory course provides a broad survey overview of major perspectives concerned with how societal forces have shaped the purposes, processes and organization of schools. The objective is to impart to students a grasp of the historical and social foundations of the U.S. education system. This includes a variety of perspectives on education – traditional, progressive and egalitarian. The primary focus will be on elementary and secondary schools in the U.S.
Education 708 - Schools as Organizations
Schools are places of learning--but they are also workplaces, teachers are employees and teaching is a job. This in-depth course focuses on theory and research concerned with the organizational and occupational side to schools and teaching. It draws from multiple fields and perspectives, including: organizational theory; the sociology of organizations, occupations and work; educational administration; and school leadership.