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Summer College- Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education – Duke Youth Programs

Summer College- Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Academic College credit Residential Specialty

Duke Youth Programs

Date/Time: Jul 5 - 31, 2020     9:00am - 9:00pm
Ages: 15-17
Cost: $9,745.00
Registration deadline: Apr 15, 2020

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This interdisciplinary course explores the complex relationship between schools and larger society, with particular attention paid to the historical, philosophical, ideological, social, cultural, racial, political, and economic foundations of American education. Students will utilize the aforementioned foundations to critically explore and analyze contemporary educational policies and practices. We will also consider the influence of race, gender, class, culture, and religion on teaching and learning. Throughout the course, everyone will be encouraged to question their own and others’ beliefs, and to do so in a respectful manner. If you are not comfortable dialoguing about issues of race, gender, class, privilege, and sexual orientation, this may not be the right class for you. At the completion of this course students are expected to have a more comprehensive understanding of the foundation of American education and the potent influence various factors exert on teaching and learning. Students are also expected to develop foundational knowledge and strategies for working with students from all backgrounds. Class members will participate in structured learning experiences in which they reflect on ethical issues related to schooling.


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