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Effects of NCLB on Middle Level Education
AFAM 334
Spring 2008 not offered

This course will examine the relationship between middle-level education and the Bush No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. Both the middle school and the policy are complex with internal tensions. How do the middle school and the policy coexist to support-or hinder-the broader project of academic learning? We will begin to address these issues inside the school, looking at how the policy affects teachers, students, and staff at a local middle school. We will attempt to clarify the roles of the federal government, state, school district, and surrounding community to understand the impact of the act. A central concern of the course is to explore the role of race in the discourse of NCLB. We will raise important questions about the benefits and limitations of different aspects of the policy for African American communities and children. We will finally move to an examination of the high-stakes testing and standards movement.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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