Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D.
Constance E. Clayton Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Education, 2002-2003
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development & Social Policy, December 2002
Master of Public Policy with concentrations in urban poverty & policy, June 1991
Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, and Philosophical: An examination of the historical, social, philosophical, and comparative foundations of contemporary American education.
Urban Education: An examination of the historical, social, political, and economic factors that shape urban education in America.
Social Movements in Education: An examination of how the Progressive education movement, along with other major social movements in recent history have shaped American education. The history of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and its impact on schools, communities, and the lives of educators and students is of special interest.
Culture and American Education: Race, Class, and Gender: An examination of the interlocking influences and socially constructed meanings and understandings of culture, race, ethnicity, class, and gender in American education.
Special Problems in Educational Foundations: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement: The Civil Rights Movement is examined through the lens of the historical struggle for universal education in the United States. Emancipated from slavery, U.S. citizens of African heritage had a strong desire for education and began to mount campaigns for movement toward an educated populace. The struggle for social and educational justice and how it has shaped the contemporary educational arena in the United States is the focus of this course.
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