EDU 265 Education Policy and Social Change

This course explores the relationship between education policy and social change. Central questions include: Who controls debates around education? Does education follow social changes or create them? How can we understand gaps between policies and practices? The class examines contemporary and historical debates surrounding education policy and studies education policies in both the United States and abroad. Specific policy issues discussed include school desegregation, homeschooling, and language of instruction. Students also have opportunities to shape the class according to their own policy interests.