Nov 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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EDUC 000/4031 - Gender and Education (3 cr.)



Description
This class addresses the changing, but continuing, patterns of marginalization, power, authority, and unequal expectations, opportunities, and treatment through educational and social systems for all students, female and male. The focus is on historical, contemporary, and cultural contexts. A number of ways will be explored on how gender is played out, structured, reproduced and transformed in contemporary formal settings (classrooms from preschool to university) and informal settings (non-classrooms). Foundational issues to be investigated include: how gender complicates disciplinary knowledge (and vice versa), the (de) constructing and reinforcing of genders (via science, schooling, and social expectations), implications for teaching, society, and social justice as well as relationships among different cultural categories. Different narrative sources will be utilized, including biography, popular culture, primary source materials, and artifacts. This will be a multi-disciplinary class with material drawn from sociology, gender & women’s studies, history, and other fields, with specific application to educational policy and practice.



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