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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2009

SOC 396L • 12-SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46792 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 214
MARTELETO

Course Description

This seminar introduces students to key theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of education. Sociology of education is a large field of research that covers a wide array of themes. This year we will focus on studies of school access, educational attainment, educational achievement and school effectiveness in Latin America and Africa. In addition to the main theoretical and research frameworks in the filed, each week we will discuss comparative and case study readings that explore specific themes such as the roles of schools and families in shaping educational outcomes; education and the transitions to adulthood; education, stratification and inequality (gender, ethnicity and race).

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