Assorted topics related to the field of education and education-related issues. May be repeated with different topics for credit. May not be taken pass/fail.
Current Semester InformationRebecca Alexander
290A: Tps:Banned Books
Tps:Banned Books, Banned Pedagogy
Throughout communities in the United States, struggles have arisen as K-12 teachers and school leaders attempts to implement anti-racist, decolonial, and sovereignty-based approaches to schooling have met with both support and resistance from school boards, state governments, and communities. This course explores the history of these movements in the multi-racial struggle for quality educational practices and institutions; the theorization and implementation of curricula and programs that contest Eurocentric educational models and programs; and the policy debates that have emerged in the wake of efforts to translate theory into practice.
290B: Tps:Youth Geographies
This course explores young people's educational lives through a geographic lens - looking at how routes, movement, mapping, places, spaces, sounds, smells, safety, violence, and borders are integral to how we understand and work with young people. Building on theoretical tools from the fields of geography and education we will critically analyze and represent relationships of power and place that shape young people's lives, looking particularly at race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, neighborhood and language. Lastly, we will expand our geographic imaginations and practice by engaging in participatory mapping projects with young people in schools and communities.