Dr. Eric Torres
Focusing on the social and historical contexts of schooling and education this course is a critical reflection of the impact of race, class, gender, language, sexual orientation, disability, and other constructed differences on human relations in the context of a democratic society. Through a critical inquiry into the history, research outcomes, theoretical foundations, and policy debates that frame this terrain, my students become aware of and explore:
· The processes of formation of individual and collective identities, and how they are embedded in the larger scenarios of public education, social relations, and culture production and reproduction;
· The way in which educational practices, policies, and institutions can either promote or constrain high academic achievement and healthy appreciation of the self for all students;
· The role that educators play in the reinforcement or disruption of unhealthy and/or uncritical pedagogical practices in schools; and
· The importance of thoughtful consideration and critical approach to understanding diverse learners in the context of relations of power and equitable education.
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