Politics, Policy and Education
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EDUC 161. Politics, Policy and Education

Policy, Politics & Urban Education is an honors seminar that explores the intersections of social policy, urban politics, and urban schooling. Drawing on a racial-economic analytic framework we will study the geo-political formation of U.S. cities (Philadelphia serves as our primary case study), policy and social movement. We will also look at urban education policy and pedagogical practices. With this literature as a foundation, students will receive training in the theories and methods of critical, participatory action research (CPAR). Over the course of the semester students work in small groups with a Philadelphia school or an education-focused, community based organization (CBO). In consultation with their partnering organization, student groups will develop and implement a CPAR project.
Recommended: EDUC 068: Urban Education, and EDUC 041: A Site of Struggle: Educational Policy
Prerequisite: EDUC 014 and an additional course in the 060s.
2 credits.
Spring 2019. Mayorga.
Catalog chapter: Educational Studies  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/educational-studies

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