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Instructor Class Description

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Wayne Au
B EDUC 591
Bothell Campus

Special Topics in Education

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Wayne Au
Date: 02/20/2013