ERIC Number: ED407972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Dynamics of Social Stratification in Contemporary Asian Societies. Asian Studies Module.
This curriculum module is designed to provide potential users with access to pedagogic techniques and scholarly works on the subject of social stratification in contemporary Asian societies that can be effectively integrated into appropriate sociology and other relevant courses. First, a set of goals and learning objectives is presented in an attempt to provide potential users with an overview of expected outcomes. This is followed by a pre-testing instrument for the evaluation of students' knowledge on Asian societies before the use of this module. Next, class exercises and activities are presented to serve the dual purpose of providing an interactive learning process involving students in group activities as well as illustrating the seriousness and practical consequences of human beings in such systems. Next, stratification concepts and issues are discussed, such as social differentiation, social inequality, legitimation and stratification systems, objective dimensions of stratification, social mobility, gender stratification, and the consequences and mitigating factors of stratification. This section also provides resources to further illustrate these concepts. Finally, a set of discussion questions is provided to help the instructors further evaluate students' understanding of the subject matter. (AJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Note: For the related instructional modules, see JC 970 286-299.