Education and Social Justice
0.5 Credit

This course examines the socially and politically transformative possibilities engendered through social justice education in local and global contexts. Transformative pedagogical frameworks such as critical pedagogy, anti-racism education, popular education, feminist pedagogy and global and peace education will be examined. The politics of educational theory and praxis from a social justice perspective will be examined by utilizing local and transnational case studies that make salient the ways that globalization, war and conflict, and the intersections of race, class, gender, religion, sexuality and ability impact various educational contexts, and highlight the possibilities for developing a critical cultural literacy to counter various forms of social injustice.