LUE 605 Contemporary Issues in Urban Education

Across the United States, urban educators face a myriad of inextricably linked challenges to and opportunities for effectively educating students.  Broad challenges include social and economic inequities, outdated pedagogical approaches, inexperienced staff, perceptions of race and class, and failed educational reforms among others.  Opportunities are evident in family, school, and community partnerships; critical praxis embodied in the work of educators; culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, and more.  Students will engage in careful reflexive analysis of both the challenges and opportunities and their roles and responsibilities as teacher leaders in urban settings.

Credits

3

Offered

Fa, Sp, Su.