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Spring 2013 Courses The Certificate of Learning and Leadership in Urban Education
5401. Introduction to Urban Schools (3 s.h.)
This course explores major issues in urban education and the programs and practices that address them. Topics include effective policies and practices for urban schools, such as parent and community involvement, school violence, and small learning communities.
5516. School-Community Partnerships in Urban Settings (3 s.h.)
This course introduces models, practices, and theories for developing partnerships between schools, universities, community-based groups/agencies, and neighborhoods. Among the models studied are various types of partnerships, community organizations, family centers, and community schools. The course emphasizes the manifold issues that emerge when partnerships involve participants who cross the boundaries of class, race, gender, professions, culture, and language. Field visits and fieldwork are included.