Foundations of Education


Introduces the topics for this week.

Course Components

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Drawing on statistical data from Statistics Canada, Week 9 introduces the concept of educational equity. The sociology of education as a disciplinary field within educational studies is then explored. With reference to the textbook and other readings, education related issues related to gender equity, socio-economic status, and anti-racist education are examined. The week closes with a historical overview of the ways in which Ontario's educational system has supported students with special needs.

Foundational Focus: Educational Equity; Sociology of Education; Special Education

Required Readings

Robson, Karen L. (2019). Chapter 7: Structural and Social Inequalities in Schooling. Sociology of Education in Canada. Toronto: Open Library Press Books.