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Graduate Studies

Cultural Foundations of Education offers an interdisciplinary graduate program emphasizing the study of education as a fundamental human social activity. The program is designed for those who seek a broad education and a disciplinary competence without the constraints of a narrowly specialized graduate program.

The interdisciplinary structure of the program enables you to become familiar with different viewpoints for the evaluation of educational practice and the examination of social policy and education by cutting across the limitations of any single analytic perspective. One is expected to develop an awareness of the complexities, the strengths and the weaknesses of different intellectual approaches to the study of education, and, at the same time, to develop expertise in one of these approaches. One may specialize in gender studies, disability studies, popular culture, history of education, philosophy of education, or sociology of education.