Social Sciences and Comparative Education Division (SSCE)
Overview of Program
SSCE shares its commitment to theory with an equal commitment to empirical research, policy, and practice in terms of formal education (e.g., classroom research), informal education (e.g., mass media research and representation) and non-formal education (e.g., participatory action research, popular education).
SSCE aims to prepare students to:
- Teach and conduct research in philosophical, cultural, race, ethnic, gender, and comparative/international studies in education
- Act as specialists for U.S. and overseas programs, non-governmental agencies, and multilateral and bilateral technical assistance agencies
- Engage in philosophical, critical theoretical, cross-cultural, comparative, and social science analysis of educational issues in the United States and in other areas of the world
- Provide resource assistance for institutions and programs concerned with cultural studies, media technology, critical pedagogy, and multicultural, ethnic and cross-cultural education.
What Graduates Do
Graduate students at UCLA Department of Education benefit from — and contribute to — the resources of the country’s number one public graduate school of education.
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