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CW 25AC - Reading in and about U.S. Education Institutions

Spring 2018
Description 

In this class, students read, discuss, and write about the expectations of the American education system, especially within a multicultural context. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the history and diversity of American education institutions, while strengthening reading and seminar participation skills through critique and analysis of communication patterns. This course is intended for international students.

Breadth Requirement: This course satisfies the University's American Cultures Requirement

Minor Requirement: This course can be applied toward the Education Minor

Available in 
Fall and Spring
Prerequisites 
None
Units and Format 
3 units – Three hours of lecture per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade or P/NP
Fulfills 
Education Minor
American Cultures

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Class Number: 23258
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:30pm - 5:00pm @ 122 Barrows Hall (ALC)
Section Theme: None
Instructor: Margi Wald
Section Description:

In this seminar, we will read, discuss, and write about the American educational system, especially within a multicultural context. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the history, diversity, and values of American educational institutions, while strengthening reading and seminar participation skills through synthesis, critique and analysis.

This course is partially intended to introduce international students to U.S. educational policy, debates, and history, but all students are welcome. The best class is one that allows for dialogue between internationally- and U.S.-educated students from diverse backgrounds. 

Important: Although this class is offered by College Writing Programs, it is not a writing class. You will, of course, do several short writing assignments, but class time will not be spent in discussing writing techniques, etc. If you have writing concerns, you can always come to office hours to discuss them.

Book List:

Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The flat world and education: How America's commitment to equity will determine our future. New York: Teachers College Press.