Sep 25, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

EDCS 5020 - Education and Transformative Social Change


Examines educational thought, theory and assumptions regarding the role that education may play in bringing about transformative social change that addresses issues of social justice. Examples drawn from contemporary innovative alternative community or school-based programs, guerilla radio or internet programming, conflict reduction programs bringing children of warring parties together, to the historical contributions of Freedom Schools from the Civil Rights Movement, the Highlander Folk Center in Tennessee, and the liberatory pedagogy of Freirean Culture Circles, among other educational initiatives. Change may occur within a school setting, or through community-based educational programs, or via larger national/international educational movements and programs. Grassroots organizing will be noted.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will become familiar with historical and contemporary educational movements for social change at the school, community and national and international arenas in order to see the movement from theory into practice.
  • Students will explore the dynamics that are at play in any given social change setting, especially as it relates to how education can be a transformative endeavor.
  • Students will study a variety of theorists drawing from education and other interdisciplinary fields, that address how education might play a role in transformative social change.



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)