ESPHE 3206 – School & Society – Autumn 2019

Silhouette of young student reading at sunset

Photo by Aaron Burden


Instructor: Mx. Sin Guanci, MA, Ph.D. Student


ESPHE 3206 is an undergraduate level course taught at OSU, called School & Society. In this course, we discuss the reciprocal relationship between American society and public schooling.

Throughout the course we discuss such topics as identity, privilege, systemic oppression, race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual identity, disability and how those things can impact education and learning; we also discuss educational administration, funding, policy, history, philosophy, and the realities of being an educator.


five red apples lined up on white backgroundThe course is intended as an introduction to the field of education; as such, a majority of the students in the class are pre-service teachers.

Photo by Twinsfisch


This website represents the culmination of a semester’s long group project. In small groups, the students have been independently researching particular topics or issues involving education and educational diversity.

Each group has created a web-page showcasing their topic and summarizing what they have discovered during their semester of research. The intended audience for these web-pages includes in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, educational administrators, parents, and anyone interested in public education, with a particular focus on our current location, the state of Ohio.

students holding hands in a classroom

Photo by Ty Legalo