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Critical Issues in Education

AMST 287
Spring 2013 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

This seminar explores critical traditions in education from both theoretical and practical perspectives. We investigate a number of nontraditional educational projects, with a focus on the Center for Prison Education's (CPE) college-in-prison initiative. All students will participate in a CPE practicum that will be central to our work, requiring ethnographic research and reflection on teaching, learning, and curriculum development.

Course readings will address the challenges of work with "underprepared" students and the complex problems posed by teachers who bring identities and positions to their work with particular students or groups of students who possess their own, quite different identities and positions. The institutional, intellectual, and political workings of public schools in the contemporary U.S. are the template against which we raise questions and imagine possibilities for education in alternative settings.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

Last Updated on JUL-15-2024
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