May 26, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUR 5024 Critical Issues in Education

3 semester hours

A sociological and anthropological analysis of contemporary education emphasizing the historical/cultural context, culturally responsive pedagogy, cultural and ethnic diversity, equity, access to the core curriculum, and intersectionality in schools and society. Candidates discuss factors which impact education including various learning needs and stages of human development as it relates to culture. This class also addresses theoretical perspectives on the language learning experience of English learners. The course emphasizes the preparation of professionals for the teaching profession and their awareness of social, systemic, and cultural forces shaping schooling today so that they are prepared to work with all learners, take a critical, active stance, collaborate with community, and make an impact on educational opportunity gaps.