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Spring 2014-2015
* AMS 311 (SA)   na, npdf

Education and Inequality

Kathleen M. Nolan

In Education and Inequality, students examine the relationship between inequality and public schooling in the United States. Students explore the educational practices and organizational structures through which inequality is produced and reproduced inside schools and how social class, race, ethnicity, gender, and other social differences shape educational outcomes. Additionally, we consider students' different experiences in schools and the ways in which individuals and groups respond to inequality. With a few exceptions, the focus is on K-12 public education with emphasis on urban schools in low-income communities.

Sample reading list:
Patrick McGuinn, The Federal Role in Educational Equity
Jean Anyon, Social class and the hidden curriculum of work
G. Orfield and C. Lee, Racial Transformation and the Changing Nature of Segregation
S. Fordham and J. U. Ogbu, Black students' school success
K. Tyson, W. Darity, D. R. Castellino, It's not "a Black thing"
Stacy Lee, The truth and myth of the model minority

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100-200 pp. reading per week; one essay response, 2-3 pp.; Midterm paper, 5-6 pp.; Oral presentation, 10-12 minutes; Final paper, 7-10 pp.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42949 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Frist Campus Center   209   Enrolled:11 Limit:12