190103 SE School and Education Research (2018W)
Current issues in schooling with an international perspective
- Registration is open from Sa 01.09.2018 06:30 to Tu 18.09.2018 09:00
- Registration is open from Fr 21.09.2018 09:00 to Fr 28.09.2018 09:00
- Deregistration possible until Mo 15.10.2018 09:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
- Attendance/participation 10%
- Assignments 20%
- Presentation 30%
- Seminar Paper 40%
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- Critical Essay: Each student will be expected to prepare one critical essay, based on the primary sections of the class which should be 3 pages long, 1.5 spaced. The review essay should identify a point of view or perspective that students take away from the readings
in that section. The essay should develop this theme with appropriate cited references to the text and other resources that support your point of view; it should not become a summary of the readings.
- Article Review: You are expected to write a 500-700 word critical review of a current events article relevant to one of the topics we have covered in class, and present this article in class.
- Leading class discussions: Each class member will be assigned to a theme based on the course calendar. You will be responsible for initiating and leading class discussion for that day. The preparation of a single sheet of discussion questions or some other visual aid to engage the class (Power Point, poster, etc.) is encouraged. Presentations should help engage the class in a lively discussion of the readings.
- Seminar Paper: You are expected to write a 15 pages long paper examining a related research topic. Your paper will be evaluated on cohesiveness, clarity, rational lines of argument, evenhandedness (both sides of the issue) and appropriate use of the English language. You will be given a rubric regarding the expectations and scoring.
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Brint, S. G. (2006). Schools and Societies. California: Stanford University Press.
Bryk, A. S., & Schneider, B. (2002). Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Bourdieu, Pierre. "Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction." In The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education, edited by Richard Arum and Irene R. Beattie, 55-68. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 2000.
Hallinan, M. T. (Ed.) (2000). Handbook of the Sociology of Education. NY: Springer.Hopmann, S.T., Brinek, G. & Retzl, M. (Eds.). (2007). PISA zufolge PISA. Hält PISA, was es verspricht? Wien: Lit.
Lipman, P. (2004) High stakes education: inequality, globalization, and urban school reform. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
Oakes, J., Rogers, J., & Lipton, M. (2006). Learning Power: Organizing for Education and Justice. New York: Teachers College Press
Sadovnik, A. R. (Ed.) (2007). Sociology of Education: A critical reader. New York: Routledge.
Sykes, G., Schneider, B., & Plank, D. (2009). Handbook of Education Policy Research. New York: Routledge