Leslie R. Herrenkohl
Advanced seminar on selected topics concerned with human development and socialization processes. Emphasis placed upon empirical research and its theoretical underpinnings in such areas as cognitive development, moral development and education, self-concept development, and related concerns. Prerequisite: graduate standing in College of Education or instructor permission.
Students will learn how intra- and inter-personal differences can be coordinated in urban schools. Our analysis of existing research will begin with the child's sense ofself and extend to their understanding of family, peers, school, and society.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course will rely heavily on discussion of existing research. Students will participate in constructing a general framework for organizing research that is both theoretically and practically useful.
Students should be familiar with the services offered by the UW library, have time to read and digest research outside of class & find ways to contributed to the class project.
Class assignments and grading
Students will write papers in which they reflect on the lessons they can learn from existing research.
Credit/no credit decisions will be made on the degree to which students are able to integrate some of the themes of the course into a useful product.