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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 5020 - Education and Transformative Social Change

Examines educational thought, theory and assumptions regarding the role that education may play in bringing about transformative social change that addresses issues of social justice. Examples drawn from contemporary innovative alternative community or school-based programs, guerilla radio or internet programming, conflict reduction programs bringing children of warring parties together, to the historical contributions of Freedom Schools from the Civil Rights Movement, the Highlander Folk Center in Tennessee, and the liberatory pedagogy of Freirean Culture Circles, among other educational initiatives. Change may occur within a school setting, or through community-based educational programs, or via larger national/international educational movements and programs. Grassroots organizing will be noted.


Credit Hours: 4.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar

Eligible grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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