Spring 2018

Comparative Education

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-288

Faculty

Vanessa L. Fong (Section 01)

Description

This class will examine how and why education differs in different countries and communities. Students will learn how to compare how and why various kinds of people experience and make decisions about education. We will look at various levels of education, including preschool, kindergarten, primary school, middle school, high school, and college.

Limited to 19 students. Admission with consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Fong. 

ANTH 288 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM CONV 308
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM CONV 308

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates University of Chicago Press Arum/Roksa available as ebook Amherst Books TBD
The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural Education) Teachers College Press Darling-Hammond available as ebook Amherst Books TBD
Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States University of Chicago Press Tobin, Yeh, and Karasawa available as ebook Amherst Books TBD
Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China University of Chicago Press Kipnis available as ebook Amherst Books TBD
The Asian American Achievement Paradox Russell Sage Lee/Zhou available as ebook Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.

Offerings

2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016, Spring 2018