Steinhardt is launching a new minor in Global and Urban Education Studies, and we are very pleased that Pedro Noguera has agreed to teach one of the courses that satisfies the Urban track next fall: American Dilemmas: Race, Inequality, and the Unfulfilled Promise of Public Education (TCHL-UE 41; Class #16904; 4 Units; Day & Time: Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:15 pm; Location: Kimball, Room 806). Professor Noguera is an urban sociologist and a leading national authority on school reform and urban education.
The course provides students with background on the historical and sociological foundations of education in the United States. It examines the role that education has played in advancing civil and human rights and it explores the ways in which education continues to be implicated in the maintenance of social inequality in American society. Through readings, lectures, films and class debates, students will gain an understanding of some of the most complex and controversial issues confronting education today including: affirmative action, Bilingual Education, Special Education, the achievement gap, school choice and vouchers, and the role of race and culture in student achievement.