2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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FSA 525 - Teaching the Inner City Child

Issues related to teaching in high-need urban schools: roles of culture and context in teacher-student relationships; impact of social structures such as race and class on student achievement; how teaching in urban contexts is different; and effective practices in urban schools. Also listed as AAS 581. Fulfills: LASR. (3 cr. hr.)
Frequency code A = offered every semester

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the societal assumptions and lenses used in interpreting life inside and outside the classroom.
  2. Analyze the multiple causes of school failure in urban schools serving poor students and students of color.
  3. Examine the impact of heavily bureaucratized urban school systems on both teachers and students.
  4. Discern effective practices, supported by research and theory, for urban schools.

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