- Code SOCY2021
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Joanna Sikora
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course examines recent cultural and institutional changes in school environments at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The topics will include theoretical approaches to education, a socio-historical examination of the development of education systems, the relationship between education and the economy, including the debate over neo-liberalist reforms emphasising students’ performance testing. Other issues discussed will include the role of the state and transnational agencies in shaping educational policy, critical approaches to literacy and numeracy, youth subcultures within schools and the challenges facing teachers.
All topics will be treated in a comparative perspective, although the Australian context will receive considerable attention.
The suggested assessment program includes one 2,200 word essay (40%), tutorial participation (25%), and final examination (35%).
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24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials. Lectures will be taped.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3357||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|