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Education 5711 Activism in Education
An examination of the politically charged relationship between education and activism. Working from the recognition that education is never neutral, we explore the motivations, risks, and rewards of activism in formal, informal, and public educational contexts. We consider activist movements such as the School Climate Strikes, IdleNoMore, GSAs, Shannen’s Dream, and environmental and social justice efforts that draw attention to practices and ideologies of globalization, conservativism, corporatization, capitalism and imperialism in education. Themes include challenging social hierarchies and empowering marginalized voices through activism, radicalizing research and learning through activist education, and eschewing a separation between scholarship and activism while embracing emotions and embodied learning. Specialization(s): Environmental & Sustainability Education; Social Justice Education
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Education Graduate Students only. Students cannot take this course if they have previously taken Education 5414 with the title "Activism in Education."