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EDUC 310: Reading, Writing, and Urban Schools

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F2i

This course will explore the multiple ways in which reading and writing are practiced in and around urban schools. It begins with an examination of the different ways literacy is defined by researchers, teachers, and students, considering the implications of these definitions for curriculum and instruction.  The course compares and contrasts theories of literacy acquisition and development, with particular attention to how these theories envision the pedagogical relationships between teachers and students. These theoretically-rooted examinations of literacy will guide considerations of how literacy is practiced and learned across content areas within elementary and secondary classrooms. 

Prerequisites: Foundations of Education,