Ethical Issues in Contemporary Education

This course addresses the ethical dimensions of educational practice and policy, with justice as the primary focus. Philosophical, theoretical, and empirical readings from a wide variety of disciplines will be used to analyze case studies of social issues shaping the 21st century classroom. As an ethics seminar, the course is designed to deepen students' understandings of educational justice, to engage with others about complex ethical judgments across multiple lines of difference, and to learn how to enhance educators' and policymakers' capacities to make ethical decisions under challenging conditions.