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Social Justice In Education

Social Justice In Education

  • EDUC 401B
  • SLN: 13726
  • Time: Thursdays, 4-5:20 pm
  • Location: SAV 148
  • Class Starts:  Oct. 9th
  • Facilitator: Robert Hall

What happens when students are marginalized by the traditional education system for reasons out of their control? Factors such as socio-economic status, problematic housing situations, or problems in family life all affect students’ abilities to comply with the traditional school schedule. This seminar will specifically examine the need for “alternative” schools to supplement the traditional system, as well as explore broad issues of education equity, social justice, and diversity. Through class discussions and experiential learning, we will consider the root causes of inequality and the attempted solutions by school districts, government institutions, nonprofits, and most importantly—individual tutors and mentors. Students in this seminar will tutor at a branch of the Interagency Academy, a Seattle Public School that serves non-traditional high school students.

The school is on 45th and 15th, across the street from the Burke Museum

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)