This course is designed to provide educators with the opportunity to explore the theory and practical application of school reform efforts through a social justice lens with a focus on equitable outcomes for students. The structure of the course will include a survey of relevant literature from multicultural and social justice thinkers and leaders with approaches that create more inclusive classrooms and schools and equitable outcomes. Issues will be considered at multiple levels including overarching questions of multiculturalism, equity, the role of schooling, educational reform, and culturally relevant teaching and educational practices. In addition, students will examine their own attitudes as well as the impact of policy and practice decisions on the students and communities they serve.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00