This seminar focuses on critical issues involved in urban education in America. The course will introduce students to a broad framework for considering educational equity and accountability that includes schools, teachers, students, parents and community, government, and the broader society. The class will feature field experiences and dialogue introducing students to the primary policy debates in urban education including: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, school desegregation and re-segregation, charter schools, assessment and evaluation, teacher quality, the dropout problem, and culturally responsive teaching. School Visits and field site research will be integral course activities. (Offered every Fall.)
3 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Understanding Diversity