Equity and Social Justice in Education

This course provides a critical examination of the formation and re-formation of education in the US public school system. The concepts and theories of power and oppression serve as a framework for understanding the her/historical, cultural, and political context of education. With a focus on the educational narratives of language, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status, culturally responsive education is explored as a tool for creating and sustaining educational equity. The lived experiences of all students are viewed as a funnel of knowledge that drives dialogue, collaboration, and collective action in the teaching and learning cycle.