An analysis of perennial themes in the philosophy of education, with particular attention to implications arising from the uneven distribution of power in an inequitable society. Significant questions to be examined include: What constitutes a truly democratic form of education? How might our answers change when we approach this question in light of the history of race in the American experience? How should teachers dedicated to a liberatory practice approach both their content and their students? Which theories of knowledge might help us envision new possibilities for teaching and learning? Readings will address both K-12 and higher education spaces while drawing on a diverse range of historical and contemporary thinkers. Seminar format. Enrollment note: Undergraduate students must enroll in Educ. 459F and graduate students must enroll in Educ. 5590.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Eth; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM