01959/Urban Education

C060. Schooling and Development in Third World Societies (3.0 s.h.) FS. Core: IS

Development in Third World Societies has been defined primarily in terms of economic growth. Schools have been designed largely to support this process and serve the primary function of developing "human capital." Similar patterns can also be seen in the United States. The course presents these and alternative definitions of development and the functions of schooling, and compares the experience of third world societies to that of poor people in the cities in the United States.