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Dr. Benjamin Blaisdell
EDUC 3002 – Introduction to Diversity
Examines how historical and socially constructed beliefs and values impact our perceptions of diversity within and outside of public education institutions and how those perceptions shape domestic and global decisions and actions at the levels of both policy and practice.
EDUC 3200 – Foundations of American Education
Develops students’ civic and leadership capacities as reflective professionals and advocates for the improvement of public schools and their service to all learners. Examines the social, political, historical, philosophical, legal, ethical, and pedagogical / curricular foundations of American education and contemporary educational policy.
EDUC 4400 – Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment
Theories of learning, motivation, and assessment providing a foundation for understanding the classroom as an instructional system.
EDUC 6001 – Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools
Examines race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.
EDUC 6400 – Critical Race Studies in Education
Exploration of the key tenets of critical race theory (CRT) as an analytical framework to study racial inequities in education and other organizational and community contexts. Focuses on systemic forms of racism and the relationship between individual actions and institutional policies and practices. Includes an examination of the complex intersections among race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.
EDUC 6500 – Advanced Seminar in Racial Equity in Education
Practical application of critical race theory (CRT) and related theoretical frameworks to educational, organizational, and community practices and policies. Includes the development of an action-based project to advance racial equity in specific educational, organizational, and/or community contexts.