This course will provide an interdisciplinary exploration into the social-psychological and sociological processes of schooling in an unequal world. The course will begin with a module on identity, and the dynamics of culture in shaping learner identities in diverse societies. The culture-identity interplay will foreground the second module of the course that would examine the social organizational processes of schooling, and their differential impact of learning experiences of adolescents from diverse religious, ethnic, national, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. How the broader context of power in society shapes schooling as a reproducing mechanism of social inequalities, and how conscientious educators can challenge those stratifying forces with their own agency will be the organizing logic of this second module. With collaborating faculty from AQB and AUCA (for modules 1 and 2 respectively); the course will offer a “problem-rich” context to explore these critical inquiries with students from these two institutions who are aspiring to be empowered educators to promote educational equity in their own contexts of inequality and unfreedom.
This course is not offered every semester. If your campus is offering the course, visit your institutions' course registration site to enroll.
Al-Quds Bard College
Identity, Culture, and the Classroom
American University of Central Asia
Culture, Context and Equity in Education