Sep 26, 2023  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
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EDUC 367 - Urban Education Reform

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as URBS 367 ) This advanced seminar examines American urban education reform from historical and contemporary perspectives to understand the recent impetus to push towards privatizing the public educational system. In particular, this course helps you think about the origins, philosophies, and implications of recent public school reform initiatives that are generally driven by neoliberal market-based ideologies, as well as the possibilities for resistance, agency, and change on both the micro- and macro-levels.  Particular attention is given to both large-scale initiatives as well as grassroots community based efforts in educational change. Our class also partners with local youth from area high schools.  For the last hour of class, these young people come to our class and you work with them on thinking through what changes they would like to see in their own schools and districts.  This also involves helping them collect data and research at their sites. Maria Hantzopoulos.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 235  or permission of the instructor.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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