Urban Education: Policy, Practice, and Leadership

Taught by Professor Drew Stelljes

  • 3 credit hours

DC Winter Seminars welcomes back Professor Drew Stelljes to lead the 2018 Urban Education Seminar!

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This reading, discussion and experiential based course is designed to provide students with an introduction to urban education. This course is meant to prepare possible teachers and education researchers/policy makers with an understanding of the complexities and practicalities of public urban education. Included in this exploration of schooling in the United States are varying  conceptions on the purposes of education and public schools. Particular attention is given to issues of inequality, including its causes and strategies to mitigate it. Students in this course will examine a variety of topics, such as, the cultural and political characteristics of schools, school reform, the role of schools in a democratic society, race and racism, gender, class, social justice, educational equity, diversity, and teacher pedagogy. (3 Credits)