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Fall 2020 Sociology UN3974 section 001
SOCI OF SCHOOLS,TEACH,LEARNING
SOCI OF SCHOOLS,TEACH,LEA

Call Number 11648
Day & Time
Location
F 10:10am-12:00pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jacquelyn N Duran
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description In this class we will examine the school as a central institution in modern society, and we will grapple with an important question in the sociology of education: what role to schools play in reinforcing or challenging broader patters of social inequality? We will pay special attention to the ways in which students class, race/ethnicity and gender shape their educational experiences. We will also look at how schools are organized, how schools construct differences among students, and how schools sort kids into different (and unequal) groups. Finally we will explore the types of interventions - at both the individual and organizational levels - that can mitigate inequality in educational achievement and help low-income students to succeed. One such intervention that has shown promise is tutoring in academic and social and behavioral skills, and interventions that strengthen self-affirmation. A major component of this class is your experience as a tutor. You will be trained as tutors to work with students from local high schools both through in-person tutoring and through tutoring using social networking technologies. Throughout the semester we will combine our academic learning with critical reflection on our experience sin the field. Because you will be working with NYC high school students, we will pay special attention to how NYC high schools are organized and how current issues in education play out in the context of NYC schools.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 47 students (50 max) as of 3:17PM Friday, November 27, 2020
Subject Sociology
Number UN3974
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203SOCI3974W001

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