Education (EDUC) 302
Educational Issues and Social Change II: Current Debates (Revision 4)
This course begins with an examination of the contending views and interests in contemporary public education. It explores the alternatives to mainstream public schooling and considers the problems of teaching in a pluralist society, particularly one based on concepts of multiculturalism and equality.
EDUC 302 is divided into the four units listed below.
- Unit 1: Neo-conservative Restructuring in the 1980s and 1990s
- Unit 2: Teachers and Social Change
- Unit 3: Equality of Educational Opportunity
- Unit 4: Multiculturalism, Culture and Identity in the Classroom
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Wotherspoon, T. (2014). The sociology of education in Canada: Critical perspectives (4th ed.). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Harrison, T. & Kachur, J. (Eds.) (1999). Contested classrooms: Education, globalization and democracy in Alberta. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press and Parkland Institute.
Kelly, J. (1998). Under the gaze: Learning to be Black in White society. Halifax: Fernwood.
The course materials also include a study guide and a reading file.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, April 6, 2016
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Updated January 18 2019 by Student & Academic Services