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Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.
Kieran Killeen ()
Dates: May 19 - May 30, 2014; Cross listed with SOC 195 Z1; Total cross listed enrollment is 15
Suburban schools have an elevated and often, poorly justified mystique. Scholar Delores Hayden argues that there are 8 historical types of suburbs in the US, though many people understand these communities as edge cities or doorsteps to rural isolation. Interestingly, widespread and largely positive assumptions exist about the performance and equity issues evident in suburban schools. Many of these assumptions are untrue and being challenged by rapid demographic change across metropolitan areas. This course seeks to identify the historical basis for these assumptions, discuss contemporary social processes the affect the suburbs and third discuss how these forces interact with suburban schools in important ways. Through a seminar style class, students will read and discuss the history of suburban communities, their schools and contemporary demographic changes as well as complete a qualitative research project that involves interviewing suburban families and writing a case report. A draft syllabus is available upon request.
Quiz; Take-Home Examination; Field work; Case Study Report
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