This course will use tools from critical policy analysis and critical sociology to look at current and historical issues and trends in educational policy and practice. In Education Studies we emphasize that educational practices are global, diverse, and not confined to schools or schooling. This course has a similarly broad scope. We will work with specific educational issues (often of your choosing) to theorize, historicize, complicate and expand our understandings of those issues. We will explore tools for using media, theory, and policy analysis to deepen the questions we are asking about issues and trends and think critically about time, space, and identity. Education Studies also emphasizes the importance of humility, agency, and engagement in transformative, collaborative action. Toward these ends we will work on analyzing our own positionality in relation to the issues we explore, developing tools for collaboration with others, and will engage in some form (however small) of transformative action. May not be taken pass/fail.
Alexander, Rebecca, "EDUC 240 Issues & Trends in Education Alexander Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 47, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.