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Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 04/06/2010
Want to study school reform in the center of educational change in the U.S.? Ithaca College will sponsor up to 10 students interested in this one-credit study away program in Washington, D.C. Sponsorship includes lodging, metro travel while in DC, and a meal subsidy.
Professor Peter Martin, Department of Education, is planning a one-week, one-credit summer course in Washington, D.C. from May 24-28, 2010, that will focus on urban educational reform initiatives. Within the context of both the school system and charter schools, D.C. has become the forum for a wide range of educational programs that try to find innovative ways to meet the needs of children within the context of No Child Left Behind, urban socioeconomic pressures, and a history of public school failure.
Students will examine some of these initiatives through site visits to charter schools, public schools, and district offices that try to implement urban reform, and through a study of underlying issues. Different visions will be studied through school and neighborhood visits, interviews, and observations. Approaches will be compared and trends identified. Intended for a general undergraduate audience, there are no prerequisites for this course.
Tuition is $960.00.