TLL 2581 - CRITICAL HISTORIES OF EDUCATION
This course provides a critical introduction to historical moments, movements, and concepts that have characterized education and schooling, primarily in the US. The course focuses on histories of both self-determined and colonial education, with attention to eras and movements (e.g., maternalism and the boarding or residential schools; Freedom Schools and the complexities of law and desegregation). Students will engage topics such as labor, migration, and militarism. Students will learn how these larger forces have shaped contemporary schooling. Students will also study historical examples of anti-/de-colonial and freedom-based collective educational work that transformed dominant educational practices and institutions and cultivated autonomous organizations and schools.