2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

EAGSR 8108 The Purposes of School in a Democratic Society

This seminar will concentrate on beliefs about the overarching purposes of education, the role of education in a democratic society, and competing ideas about how to attain those purposes and fulfill that role. Students will consider 1) historical perspectives about the purposes of education and the reasons for schools, 2) different perspectives about the needs of students and society and how schools serve those needs, and 3) views about standards in public education.




For Educational Leadership Ph.D. students only.