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Sociology of Education

This course investigates the relationship between formal schooling and society. Topics include educational inequalities by class, race and gender, the expansion, institutionalization and stratification of schooling, the transformation of knowledge, and the politics of education. Students will be exposed to both current theories and research in the field at micro, meso and macro levels.

SOCIOL 716

Sociology of Education

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course investigates the relationship between formal schooling and society. Topics include educational inequalities by class, race and gender, the expansion, institutionalization and stratification of schooling, the transformation of knowledge, and the politics of education. Students will be exposed to both current theories and research in the field at micro, meso and macro levels.


Karen Robson

Associate Professor | Ontario Research Chair in Educational Achievement and At-Risk Youth