Choice: A Case Study in Education and Entrepreneurship|
|Certificates: The Study of Education|
In this seminar, we will investigate an increasingly popular reform movement--choice--to better understand what happens when educators act more like entrepreneurs in competing for students, how families navigate both schooling and housing markets, and the outcomes of recent policy innovations. Drawing from the disciplines of history, sociology, and government, we will compare and contrast choice models that have been promoted by charter schools, magnet schools, and move-to-opportunity housing experiments. Teams of student researchers will conduct quantitative analyses of choice data and qualitative interviews with parents and stakeholders in Hartford.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Berends et al, SCHOOL CHOICE AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Orfield & Frankenberg, EDUCATIONAL DELUSIONS?
Tegler, FINDING COMMON GROUND
Massey et al, CLIMBING MOUNT LAUREL
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers/online reading quizzes, two short essays, one final project essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Request permission to enroll by explaining your interests and related coursework via email to the instructor (spring 15: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read more about Professor Dougherty's Spring 2015 seminar on school choice at http://commons.trincoll.edu/cssp/seminar/
|Instructor(s): Dougherty,Jack Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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