This concentration explores the social, historical, cultural and linguistic dimensions of education. 

Learn how societies, cultures and languages shape education and are shaped by education.

In this concentration, your studies may be based on sociological, historical or linguistic foundations; they may draw on a variety of contemporary perspectives, including comparative and international education, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, critical theory and post-colonial theory.

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An interdisciplinary concentration

"Being an interdisciplinary concentration, a rare moment opens up for students to experiment not only with thoughts and ideas that link society and schooling but with methodologies that might guide them to places that have never been explored before. The question is as important (if not more) for this concentration as the answers we come up with. Indeed, if the question determines the answer, the concentration is then about asking: are we asking the right questions?"

Awad Ibrahim, Full Professor

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