Education and Society: Ideals and Realities

15 points



This course considers the connections and tensions between ideals and realities in education and society. Drawing on work in the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, and educational policy studies, as well as on educational practices, the course addresses questions such as these: How should society be structured? What do we hope to achieve through education? Why do some students ‘fail’ and others ‘succeed’? What role can education play in social change? This course encourages participants to deepen their understanding of education, social life, and human fulfillment.


30 points in EDUC or YACL, or
45 points of ANTH, CULT, HIST, POLS, SOCI, SPCO, or
permission of the Head of School