Advanced Seminar in Issues of Poverty, Race, and Class

Course Description

This course examines the issues of Poverty, Race and Class in terms of demographics, instructional, and structural influences associated with variations in student achievement. A thorough review of historical and emerging research around these issues will be examined within the lens of standards, accountability, and leadership policies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the demographics of their school/classroom.
  • Be able to identify the patterns and trends in data related to demographics of poverty, race, and class.
  • Develop the skills to be able to analyze data related demographics of poverty, race, and class.
  • Develop an understanding of the "antecedents of excellence" that are associated with variations in student achievement based on poverty, race, and class.
  • Identify the ingredients in a plan of action that directly addresses issues in teaching strategy, curriculum, leadership, and policy to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class.
  • Understand the components of managing professional time necessary for accomplishing leadership tasks.
  • Develop an understanding of the leadership qualities needed to produce effective classroom instruction for all students.
  • Apply patterns and trends in data related to demographics of poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.
  • Present graphic and written evidence of data analysis of poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.
  • Synthesize the "antecedents of excellence" that are associated with variations in student achievement based on poverty, race, and class.
  • Create a plan of action that directly addresses issues in teaching strategy, curriculum, leadership, and policy to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class revealed in their school/classroom.
  • Engage with other colleagues to critique each others' plan of action related to how to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.

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