EDC&I 505A, Summer 2014 Race, Class, Gender, and Social Inequality
Education has been viewed as one of the most viable and effective routes to upward mobility in the United States. An educated citizenry has also been seen as a key element in the maintenance of democracy. However, access to public education has not always been available to all segments of our society. This course will provide students with a basis for understanding the educational experiences of different groups in the United States. We will focus extensively on the following groups: African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Chicanas/os/Latinas/os, Native Americans, women, and low-income White Americans. The experience of these groups in U.S. public schools and their efforts to utilize education to improve their socio-economic status will serve as the focus for the course.Tyrone Howard is Faculty Director, Center X and Director, Black Male Institute. He is in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.