[iDiversity] Higher Ed Equity, Reform & Policy: EDLPS 592
Cynthia del Rosario
cyn at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 13 06:54:34 PDT 2009
From: marivero at u.washington.edu [mailto:marivero at u.washington.edu]
EDLPS 592: Higher Education Equity, Reform & Policy
Tuesdays: 4:30-6:50 p.m.
This course seeks to engage students in examining past and present reform efforts in U.S. higher education. It considers the goals of higher education, how have they changed, if any, and the policies in place or needed to provide quality education and life and work preparation for more students while benefiting the nation. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, students will consider successes, limitations, and challenges in reform efforts to address inequities in higher education. By providing multiple voices and frameworks to examine issues of access, accountability and affordability, the course aims to better prepare students to challenge and transform discourses of higher education.
There are three components to the course. (1) Students will concentrate on three major issues: access, affordability, and accountability in higher education. (2) To enhance critical thinking and analytical skills, policy and reform efforts will be considered through multiple lenses, i.e., dominant/mainstream, critical race, feminist, and class perspectives. (3) The course views education policy beyond federal, state and institutional policies and practices. It also situates U.S. higher education within other, often larger dynamics, such as global economic restructuring, immigration, and welfare and considers their influence on higher education equity, reform and policy.
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