Karen M Gourd
B EDUC 456
Discusses some of the transformations of consciousness that occur in adolescence and examines how social structures, particularly formal schooling, help shape those transformations. Requires a community-based learning project.
The books listed as optional will not all be read by each person. We will form reading groups and each group will read one of the books. However, you will not know until after the second class of the quarter, which book your group will be reading. You may want to look at each in the bookstore by the first class because I will ask you to list your 3 top preferences before assigning the groups.
Since the best way to learn about adolescents is to learn from them, this course will include a community-based learning component. Course participants will need to work with a community organization serving adolescents or in a specific, arranged program in a local school for 10 to 20 hours for the quarter. Information will be available at the start of the course, but begin thinking about your schedule and what might work best for you.
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