Educating for Equity, Gorski, Fall 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C33
Instructor: Paul Gorski
Location: In-person and online using Canvas. The in-person component will happen during 4 day-long workshops in the Burlington, Vermont area.
Dates and Times: October 16-April 15, 2019. In-person meetings will take place on the following 4 dates: October 16 & November 19, 2019 and March 11 & April 15, 2020.
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $575

Note: Payment is due and payable to the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC).

Course Description

What would school and district efforts at educational equity look like if they were informed by deep understandings of why education outcome and experience disparities exist? In this course, students will explore a variety of equity issues in education, including race, class, gender, and refugee status, as a way to deepen these understandings. Using a variety of frameworks, including equity literacy and critical race theory, we will consider what approaches to equity have the most potential to cultivate transformative change. We also will explore what educators can do in their spheres of influence to institute equity and justice-oriented change in their classrooms and schools.

Audience: All educators

Course Objectives

Students will:

  • Strengthen understandings of how equity and inequity operate in educational environments;
  • Consider common equity strategies and initiatives and their effectiveness;
  • Practice implementing equitable and just educational policies and practices; and
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead equity efforts in their spheres of influence.

Required Text:

  • Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education, 2nd edition, by Paul Gorski and Seema Pothini (Routledge, 2017)

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