TLL 1582 - CULTURES, KNOWLEDGE TRADITIONS, AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS OF SCHOOLING I

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TLL 1582 - CULTURES, KNOWLEDGE TRADITIONS, AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS OF SCHOOLING I

Credits: 3.0

This course introduces issues of freedom and liberation and considers frameworks of access, equity, and inclusion in relation to school contexts. We do this by providing an overview of sociocultural and sociopolitical aspects of education and inviting students to situate themselves and their own educational histories within a broader understanding of the role(s) of schools in society. Students will examine significant knowledge traditions (e.g., Black Radical Tradition, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Feminisms, Queer, Borderland Epistemologies) and learn how the educational praxes of knowledge traditions and language shape sociocultural and sociopolitical systems. This course takes culture as a key conceptual component for understanding: the traditions themselves; how structural, systemic responses to these traditions create repressive conditions; and how cultural knowledge is used to shape liberatory systems. This study of culture will be anchored in schools and counterpart learning contexts and will help students understand the networks of systems and knowledges within which schooling operates.