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EDUC 116: Introduction to Educational Thought
(14 1 EDUC116)

EDUC 116 - Introduction to Educational Thought


Why do we go to school? What is the purpose of schooling in society and do good grades translate into good jobs? An introduction to the study of education from sociological, historical and philosophical perspectives with reference to the forces that have shaped the development of education, especially in New Zealand. Understanding social inequalities in education relating to ethnicity, gender and class form a central concern of this course.