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SOC 356-Schools & Society: eVideos

Professor Lisa Konczal

Films on Demand Collection

Overcoming Inequality Segment 5 (02:46)

Brown v. the Board of Education ruled on discrimination in 1954. Schools in the south are still segregated. Immigrant children do not see the long term benefits of attending school. Long wait lists prevent adult learners from attending community college.

A Struggle for Educational Equality: 1950–1980 - Full Video (55:07)

In the 1950s, America’s public schools teemed with the promise of a new, postwar generation of students, over half of whom would graduate and go on to college. This program shows how impressive gains masked profound inequalities: .... View Video.

Computers and Higher Education -Segment 1 (04:14)

As of 1998, a growing number of colleges and universities make computer ownership mandatory. Many colleges offer courses and degree programs online. View Video.

Educational Monoculture -Segment 5 (04:27)

Women and ethnic minorities have mostly been left out of school textbooks and curriculums. Many children cannot identify with the materials. Multicultural, gender-fair education should be infused in all educational resources. View Video.

Education: International Reputation and Opportunities

Southeast Asia is a hot spot of educational opportunities and potential. International colleges and universities see advantages to opening satellite campuses instead of trying to lure Asian students overseas. View Video.

Function of Education -Segment 12 of 12 (02:38)

Educators should allow children to learn the practical skills of emotional intelligence as they grow up, a natural time for the brain to acquire them.  View Video.

Gifted Children and Home Schooling -Segment 16 (03:32)

Adam, a gifted child, has tired of learning at home He spends time online playing games and getting into trouble. Chess champion Peter has also been home schooled and has no time to interact with other children.  View Video.

Immigrants and Education -Segment 1 (02:38)

The influx of immigrants in the early 1900s accounts for America's urban growth. Three million immigrant children need schools and are pressured to get good educations.  View Video.

Kanopy Collection

Brown Vs Board Of Education (12 mins)

The unanimous overruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

Education Inc. The Privatization of American Public Education (60 mins)

American public education is in controversy. As public schools across the country struggle for funding, complicated by the impact of poverty and politics, some question the future and effectiveness of public schools in the U.S ....View Video.

Escuela Migrant Education In Texas (54 mins)

There are over 800,000 students enrolled in migrant education programs in the U.S. and, of those, only 45-50% ever finish high school. ESCUELA personalizes these glaring statistics through the honest portrait of a teenage Mexican-...View Video.

Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary The Denial of Education and Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants (54 mins)

This film became a lightning bolt in the immigration debate as the Rockefeller Foundation labeled it "One of the most important films on American race relations." Hoover Elementary is located in Pico-Union, known as the 'Ellis Island'... View Video.

Stolen Education: The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools (67 mins)

As a 9 year-old second grader, Lupe had been forced to remain in the first grade for three years, not because of her academic performance but solely because she was Mexican American. She was one of eight young students who testified in...View Video.

Teach Us All: Segregation and Education in the United States (81 mins)

Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced mobs of racially charged hatred and became cornerstones of the Civil Rights movement, TEACH US ALL examines how the present day United States education system fails to live up to that promise of ...  View Video.

The Class Divide Battle to Fix Inequality in Education (41 mins)

Jesse Williams journeys to the Gulf Coast town of St. Petersburg, Florida, once known for its beaches and pleasant weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to- prison pipeline....View Video.