BEF 650: Critical Race Theory in Education
3 Credit Hours
May 4– May 22, 2016
M-Th: 5:00 – 8:50 p.m.
A. Course Description:
In this seminar we explore the history, the theoretical underpinnings, and implications of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as related to education in both K-12 and Higher Education contexts. Beginning with readings in legal literature, we will then examine how these same theoretical constructs are deployed by educational theorists using CRT in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, and educational policy. The course will end with an exploration of the implications of CRT for the field of education as directed by the individual interests of seminar participants. Students outside the field of education are also welcome in this course.
B. Topics of Discussion:
WEEK I CRITICAL RACE THEORY: KEY CONCEPTS
WEEK II CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN EDUCATION
WEEK III PUTTING CRITICAL RACE THEORY INTO PRAXIS
C. Texts Used:
There will also be a collection of readings available on BLACKBOARD. In addition, students will pick any one of these books to discuss in class:
Morrison, Toni. (2007). The Bluest Eye. Vintage International.
Alexander , Michelle. (2012) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press.
Laymon, Kiese. (2013) How to Slowly Kill Yourself and others in America. Agate Bolden.
Morgensen, Scott, (2011) Spaces between us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization. U. of Minnesota Press.
Nichols, Walter, (2013). The DREAMers: How the Undocumented Youth movement transformed Immigrant Rights. Stanford University Press.
Connor, David; Ferri, Beth & Annamma, Subini. (2015) DisCrit-Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education. Teachers College Press, NY.
For more information on the course contact Nirmala Erevelles at firstname.lastname@example.org.