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EDUC 530: Social Contexts of Urban Schools

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

This course is an investigation into the contexts of work in urban schools.  Qualitative research methods and practitioner inquiry are stressed, as well as action research approaches to engaging communities and urban schools in the research process.  Focusing on community assets and resources, theories of the ways schools are embedded in communities, and the many social and political contexts that impact life and work in urban schools, teacher candidates will gain a broader conception of the ‘urban’ and the many influences on urban students both in school and outside of school.

Prerequisites: none.