B EDUC 591
This course will focus on "critical" analyses of education, with specific attention given to the work of Michael W. Apple, Paulo Freire, and others, as well as frameworks such as Critical Race Theory.
Student learning goals
Students will consider "critical" frameworks for understanding educational inequality, including hegemony and critical race theory.
Students will develop own interpretations of critical theories of education.
Students will produce a seminar paper that engages with course concepts and content.
General method of instruction
The general method of instruction will be a graduate student seminar discussion.
There are no prerequisites. Just be prepared to engage in some serious critical theory.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading reflections and a final seminar paper.
completion, explicit and critical engagement with readings and concepts.