EDUC 3015 - CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN URBAN EDUCATION
This course examines major sociological, historical and philosophical ideas that together constitute the discourse known as an "Urbanized Education." The course will provide both an opportunity for rigorous engagement with philosophical and cultural issues in the study of an Urbanized education and society. Through course readings and class discussions, we explore the following: (1) the broader sociopolitical urban context of K-12 schools and the communities they are situated, (2) the possibilities of education as the practice of freedom; and (3) (re)form and (re)imagining urban education. It will also provide a space for personal encounters with the ways in which ideology and culture insinuate themselves into our lives, beliefs, values and emotional being.