Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

ELP 576 Education, Community, and Society

A review of sociological theories and research that illuminates the social and economic functions of education in modern society, with special emphasis placed on application of the role of the practicing school administrator as instructional leader and manager. Race, class, gender, and differing ability levels are explored in the process of examining theories of socialization, certification, allocation, and legitimation and their application to historical and current educational situations, particularly in schools and school districts. 30-hours of field-based experiences are used to connect the theories and research covered in class to the practice of schooling and the work of a school administrator.




Prerequisite: admission to continuing administrator/initial superintendent licensure program or permission of instructor.
  • Up one level
  • 500