B. Dubois Essay

1227 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
“Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.” W. E. B. Dubois born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Collins and Makowsky, 2010, pg. 169), was “a pioneer in service learning, policy and public sociology, and the utilization of methodological triangulation” (Wortham, 2005). He is considered “one of the founding figures in American sociology” due to his application of the scientific methods in sociology (Wortham, 2005). The Negro Church, where he looked into African Americans church membership, the amount of school age children attending church, and look at what it means to be involve with a religion. However, one of Du Bois most notable work would have to be the “Conferences for the Study of the Negro Problems,” where each volume unpacked the racial inequality in American. His work for the “Conference” paved the way for other sociological studies like Heat Wave by Kiplinger, Black Bourgeoisie by Frazier, Black Metropolis by Drake and Cayton, etc. "Du Bois provided an outline of the program of undergraduate and graduate sociological study at Atlanta University and a description of the “Conference” research cycle […]” (Wortham, 2005). Du Bois’ outline of the sociology program can be seen applied to modern day universities’ sociology program across America. This allows the students to have hands-on experience from their fieldwork, “receive training in ethnography, ecological analysis and…

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