Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The professor is really knowledgeable and passionate about the topics regarding educational institutions and the sociology behind them. You learn about the costs and benefits as well as many other variables that contribute to how much students take away from their higher-education experience. The readings and books that were assigned opened my eyes to the world of education and the importance of equity.
I learned about how tracking is applied in schools in children as young as kindergarten and the effects of such tracking and segregation by ability levels. The interacting variables of human, social, and cultural capital affect students learning expectations and outcomes as well as their own perception of their place in a learning environment. And those variables shape their entire academic experience, which, taken as group, largely impacts the society we live in and the social mobility ladder. I learned the importance of equity and shockingly enough, the large disparity in education provided to students in different areas of the country.
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Advice for students:
Read all the readings carefully and highlight key terms (you will need to mention certain terms correctly on the midterms and final as well as the paper). Study in a group so you guys can bounce information off of each other, and discuss your own take on the readings which is really useful in critical thinking.