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					  Soc/EDS 126
Hugh (“Bud”) Mehan
        WELCOME!
        Session 1:
Course Organization & Topics
           Sociology/EDS 126:
         Day #1:Getting Organized
• Add/Drop: Computer controlled
• Office Hours:
   – Tu & Th 3:30-4:30 CREATE;
   – Tu & Th 12:30-2:00 BY APPOINTMENT
   – (Social Science Res. Bldg, Thurgood Marshall College)
• Sections: Voluntary Th 1:00-1:50; Th 3:30-4:30,
  Pepper Canyon Room 304
   – Helps master sociological idiom and modes of
     explanation
   – Provides assistance with readings, writing essays that
     emphasize sociological explanations
     Getting Organized,
    Readings and Lectures
• Readings: Course Packet for sale at
  Cal Copy, Holiday Court
• Lecture notes on line at:
  http://create.ucsd.edu starting
  Thursday
• Weekly Reflections: 1-2 pages each
  week on readings and lectures;
  submitted in groups of 4
      Exams and Projects
• Exams: One Take Home Midterm and
  a Take Home Final Exam
• Questions will ask for Sociological
  analysis (Go to Section!)
   – Midterm: assigned on Thursday of
     week 5, due on Tuesday of week 6
   – Take home final –due exam week;
     or: Project
  Course Topics: 1. The Past
• The relationship between the political economy of
  US society and the organization of schooling at
  key historical moments—
   – Colonial (1789ff) agricultural> one room school
     house;
   – key function: ―democratic citizenship‖
   – Early Industrial (1865—1910)> ―common school‖;
   – key function: assimilation of new immigrants
   – Developed Industrial (1910-1950s): > ―school as
     factory‖;
   – key function: preparation for capitalism
   – The critique of the factory model
      2. The Current Situation
           (1983- present)
Many Reforms:
  –   small schools,
  –   charter schools,
  –   private schools; voucher plans
  –   local or school-site decision making
  –   professionalizing the teaching corps
               3. The Future

•   ―Information Age?‖
•    What kinds of schools?
•   Democratic Resurgence?
•   New Forms of Stratification: Based on Access to
    Technology?
                             The Course at a Glance



             Democratic
             Function


                             Technical
                             Function                 Critique


       Agricultural                                                      Information
                                         Industrial
        Economy                                                          Economy?
                                         Economy

1787                  1865
                                                      1983       Today




                      Functions of Education
                       In Historical Context
         Interesting Courses
• TMC 198: (Bud Mehan & Rafael Hernandez)
   – Voluntary tutoring at Preuss, Gompers, Lincoln HS
   – Internships at those schools
   – Contact Mariko Cavey (mcavey@ucsd.edu
• ETHN 189: California’s Public Education Crisis
   – Team taught
   – Cross Cultural Center, Fridays: 12-2:50
• CAT 124: (Rafael Hernandez) On-0line tutoring
         Group Formation
• Assemble in Groups of 4
• Fill in names, e-mail addresses of group
  members for our use

				
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