Education

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Minor

The School of Education offers a minor in education for undergraduates currently enrolled at Berkeley. The minor in education provides an opportunity to examine systematically an institution that occupies a unique position in society and profoundly influences virtually everyone. This program is designed to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the relationship of education to the development of societies and individuals. Its focus is on the potential as well as the reality of diverse forms of education. The minor offers an opportunity for intellectual inquiry to broaden and complement students' work in their major fields of study. In the process, students will encounter the wide array of professional possibilities in the field of education, enabling those considering a career in the field to make an informed choice.

There is no undergraduate major in education.

Declaring the Minor

In order to apply to the education minor, students must:

  1. Attend one of the Education Minor Information Sessions. These sessions, conducted by the education minor adviser, give background information about the minor, review requirements and guidelines, and answer questions. Information sessions are held several times during the fall and spring semesters and last from half an hour to an hour. If students are unable to attend the information sessions, they are welcome to meet with the minor adviser during office hours.
  2. Submit an online application form, available on the School of Education website. Apply only after attending an information session or meeting with the education minor adviser. When completing the online application form, students will be asked to provide a list of courses and fieldwork they have already taken and/or plan to take to complete the requirements of the minor. This is only a plan. Students will not be required to take or use those courses for the minor.

After submitting the online application, the minor adviser will automatically be notified and will review your application for completeness. Unless there are questions, the student will then be considered an education minor candidate. The student's email address will be added to the education minor email list so the student can be notified of opportunities in the field of education, as well as education minor program and course updates. The application will be processed internally—nothing will appear on the student's transcript until the minor has been completed.

Before submitting an application, please consider whether the education minor is something you truly intend to finish and whether you will have enough time in your schedule to take the five required courses.

However, do not wait until all requirements have been completed before applying. Submitting the application form early will enable the School of Education to keep students apprised of program updates and opportunities that might interest them as well as assuring that they have adequately completed the requirements.

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Minor Requirements

Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. These programs have set requirements and are noted officially on the transcript in the memoranda section, but they are not noted on diplomas.

General Guidelines

  1. All minor requirements must be completed before your degree date.
  2. All course work to satisfy the minor requirements must be taken at UC Berkeley.
  3. Three of the five required courses for the minor must be upper division. The 3 units of required field work are considered one of the five courses.
  4. All courses used to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of the field work course(s).
  5. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill the minor requirements.
  6. EDUC 98 and EDUC 199 may not be used to satisfy any requirement for the minor.
  7. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs, or two minor programs.

Requirements

Core Course
EDUC 190Critical Studies in Education4
Fieldwork
3 units of minor-approved fieldwork (see below for further details)
EDUC 97Field Studies1-4
or EDUC 197 Field Studies
Electives
Select three from the following (see below for further details):
Experiencing Education: Diversity and (In)Equality in and Beyond Schools
Understanding Language in Society
American Sports, Culture, and Education
Reforms in Elementary Education: Psychological and Sociocultural Foundations
Early Development and Education
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
Classroom Interactions in Science and Mathematics: A Focus on Equity and Urban Schools
The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning in a Global World
Education in a Global World
Introduction to the Teaching of English
Literacy through Literature
Teachers' Work
Race, Identity, and Culture in Urban Schools
The Politics of Educational Inequality
High School, The Movie
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Gender and Education: International Perspectives
The Southern Border
Latinas/os and Education: Critical Issues and Perspectives
Democracy and Education
Unraveling Education: A Participatory Inquiry (Section 1) 1
EDUC 191P
Course Not Available
Special Topics in the Foundations of Teaching 2
Selected Topics of African American Social Organization and Institutions
Introduction to American Studies
Asian Americans and Education
Chicanos and the Educational System
Topics in Chicano Studies
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Reading in and about U.S. Education Institutions
Teaching and Learning Environmental Science
GERMAN C109
Course Not Available
GERMAN C179
Course Not Available
IAS C148
Course Not Available
Current Issues in International and Area Studies
Communicating Ocean Science
Developmental Psychology
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Education
Comparative Perspectives on U.S. and European Societies: Education
Special Topics: Theater Arts (when taught by Wymore)
Introduction to Applied Language Studies
1

 This course may be used as either 3 units of fieldwork or as an elective, but not both.

2

 Must be taken with concurrent approved fieldwork units in EDUC 97/EDUC 197.

Fieldwork

EDUC 97/EDUC 197, the field studies courses, have a number of programs from which to choose. As there are some programs that are not approved for the minor, make sure to enroll in one of the minor-approved field sections; please consult the list available on the School of Education website. All of the sections of EDUC 97/EDUC 197 are described in the Quicklist and Descriptions PDF available on the School of Education website, and in binders available at the reception counter in the Student Academic Services Office, 1600 Tolman Hall.

To obtain the course control number for the program/section in which you are interested, contact the site coordinator for that program.

Students may enroll in 1, 2 or 3 units of fieldwork within one semester and may take units over multiple semesters.  Students may take all 3 units in the same field studies program or may enroll in two or three separate programs.

45 hours of fieldwork per semester is equivalent to 1 academic unit.

There are a few minor approved field studies programs outside of EDUC 97/EDUC 197. Check each semester's course list on the School of Education website for these programs.

Petitioning field work: There is a petition process for fieldwork that is not approved for the minor. Students will need to review the Education Minor Fieldwork Student Petition Policies & Procedures and submit the appropriate form.

Electives

Elective courses must be taken for at least 3 units.

A maximum of two graduate-level courses in education may be used to meet the elective requirement.

Students who have completed or plan to complete an education course as part of a UCB Education Abroad program may be able to have it count toward the education minor elective requirement. The course must be in the Department of Education at the University and equivalent to 3 semester credits. Notify the minor adviser if you would like to take advantage of this option.

From time to time, a course may be offered on campus that has significant educational content but is not on the minor approved course list. If you have found such a course and would like to have it considered for one of your electives for the minor, please contact the minor adviser about petitioning the course. A syllabus will be required.

Courses

Education

EDUC 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
The Freshman and Sophomore Seminar program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Limited to 15 freshmen.

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EDUC 30AC Race and Ethnicity inside Schools 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2009, Fall 2005
Racial and ethnic minorities in American schools and colleges through case studies of Native Americans, Italian Americans, and Mexican Americans. Policies, practices, ideologies, experiences, and outcomes from the perspective of both the dominant and minority groups.

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EDUC 39A Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Applying the Universal Design Paradigm to Enhance Educational Access for All Students 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
What is access? In this course, students will refine their definition of educational access and learn about the paradigm of universal design, a set of principles originally developed to ensure that the built environment was accessible to all. Universal design has expanded to apply to learning contexts. Educators, in addition to applying universal design to tangible aspects of the learning environment
, are also applying it to intangible elements (curriculum, teaching philosophy and practices, etc.) in order to create barrier-free learning environments that serve diverse student populations. Students will analyze the elements that allow for all students to have fair and equal participation in educational settings.
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EDUC 39B Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Reading the Research University 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
How do undergraduates thrive in a research university? This course provides a multi-disciplinary framework for students to interrogate and analyze their educational experiences, including the structures, paradigms, and schooling practices that help shape those experiences. Students will also "read the research university" in order to understand the historical, social, cultural, and economic
factors that have created and shaped UC Berkeley. Through this course, students will develop academic frameworks that will inform their learning processes and hone strategies to navigate and thrive in the university.
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EDUC 39D Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting.

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EDUC 40AC Experiencing Education: Diversity and (In)Equality in and Beyond Schools 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Explores the complex relationship among diversity, equality, inequality, and educational systems by focusing on the conceptual categories of race, class, and gender in the organization of educational opportunity. Explores the ways in which these categories intersect in people's lives. Incorporates a semester-long project that enables students to develop research skills as they apply their new understandings to the educational challenges facing
local districts and communities.
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EDUC N40AC Experiencing Education: Race and Ethnicity Inside Schools 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session
Racial and ethnic minorities in American schools and colleges through case studies of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and selected Asian American groups. Policies, practices, ideologies, experiences, and outcomes will be analyzed and compared.

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EDUC 52 Understanding Language in Society 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
This course explores how language is influenced by social factors. The topics include dialects and standard English, slang, and the influence of gender, identity, and bilingualism on language use, highlighting the diverse ways in which people use language to communicate with one another. A secondary objective is to teach strategies that are proven effective for successful and efficient reading, writing, learning, and studying. These strategies
will be applied to the content of this class and be useful in students' other classes.
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EDUC 52AC Understanding Language in Society 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will explore how speaking, reading and writing are influenced by social and cultural factors. The topics include dialects, Standard English, and slang; the influence of identity on language use; and the dynamic and diverse ways in which people use language to communicate with one another and in their communities. The course will begin by exploring how people communicate within the university, or academic discourse, and how this impacts academic
achievement. Thus, a secondary objective is to examine literate strategies and practices of being a student that lead to higher academic achievement.
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EDUC 75AC American Sports, Culture, and Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
American sports and athletes have come to signify a complex of variegated meanings that include desire, but also disdain. Through the work of a variety of scholars, researchers, and journalists, this course explores the nature and motives of societal structures and practices (embodied in both institutions and individuals) to illuminate the intersections and reciprocal influences of society and sports. The central framework of
this course draws on the notion that the space of sports is defined by highly structured societal practices and consumptions. By critically analyzing a variety of these practices, this course attempts to ground a partial reading of other societal forces in American culture. In particular, the course examines the nuanced intersections of sport, race, ethnicity, social class and gender, highlighting the ways in which American sports provide a potential vehicle for social mobility and integration while simultaneously reproducing existing cultural stereotypes and structures of inequality.
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EDUC 97 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
University organized and supervised field programs involving experiences in schools and school-related activities.

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EDUC 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session

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EDUC 99 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent study or research on topics relevant to Education that are not covered in depth by other courses. Topics to be initiated by students.

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EDUC 112 Reforms in Elementary Education: Psychological and Sociocultural Foundations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
The course introduces students to relationships between research on cognitive development and reforms in elementary teaching. The syllabus is organized in modules that link research and classroom practice. For example, in a module on children's mathematics, we analyze research on children's strategies for solving math problems and consider how this research has reformed teaching practices. Students complete a project for each module that
links research and observations in elementary classrooms through concurrent enrollment in one unit of 197.
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EDUC 114A Early Development and Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Theory and research on early childhood education and psychological development in early childhood. Directed field observation of developmental phenomena and educational practices.

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EDUC 114D Practicum in Early Development and Education, Children Birth to Age 5 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008
This course will provide students with an understanding of theories and practices in early care and education, specifically focused on children from infancy to age 5. It will also provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and reflect upon experiences teaching in a high-quality environment for young children. Course topics will span infant, toddler, and preschool early care and education programs and the age groups for whom such programs are
designed. Special attention will be given to 1) curriculum approaches and theories in early care and education programs, 2) educational practices related to culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse student populations, and 3) child observation and classroom organization and practices. In addition, the course will cover changing expectations for children and their teachers, programming for children with special needs, teacher relations with children, parents and other staff, peer relationships, managing challenging child behaviors and identifying quality. Field experience will include working with young children in an infant, toddler or preschool quality program on the UC Berkeley campus or in the surrounding area.
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EDUC 130 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course offers a sequence of collaborative problem-solving and reflection activities through which students will be able to appreciate and develop a coherent, effective approach to the teaching and learning of any mathematical or scientific conceptual domain. Issues of cognition, culture, and pedagogy will emerge from participants' struggles to explain their own reasoning. In-class problem solving experiences will provide
grist for reflection. Extensive readings are discussed in a bSpace forum. Students are placed in, and do course projects in, local classrooms.
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EDUC 131 Classroom Interactions in Science and Mathematics: A Focus on Equity and Urban Schools 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
This course continues the process of preparing students to teach science and mathematics in secondary schools by providing opportunities to evaluate challenges they face in instructional settings. We will explore frameworks for thinking abut equity issues in the classroom and beyond school settings, learn strategies for teaching students of diverse backgrounds, and consider how classroom interactions enable students to develop a deep conceptual
understanding of the subject matter.
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EDUC 131AC Classroom Interactions in Science and Mathematics: A Focus on Equity and Urban Schools 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course continues the process of preparing students to teach science and mathematics in secondary schools by providing opportunities to evaluate challenges they face in instructional settings. We will explore frameworks for thinking abut equity issues in the classroom and beyond school settings, learn strategies for teaching students of diverse backgrounds, and consider how classroom interactions enable students to develop a deep conceptual
understanding of the subject matter.
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EDUC 140AC The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning in a Global World 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Drawing from both historical and contemporary sociocultural theories on literacy and language as well as recent research from education and new media scholars, we will explore an array of digital and non-digital forms of meaning-making and symbolic creativity, such as meme-generating, video making, micro-blogging, multi-player gaming, and app designing, as well as more traditional and non-digital or pre-digital forms of cultural participation
and civic engagement.
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EDUC N140 Literacy: Individual and Societal Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
This course combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development, while simultaneously introducing students to socio-cultural educational theory and research. This research perspicaciously and critically analyzes extant literature on literacy teaching and learning. This literature will be examined in practice through participation in tutoring and technology-oriented
summer programs. In addition, this course satisfies the American Cultures requirement and will contribute to understanding of race, cultures, and ethnicity in the United States. We will develop a view of literacy, not as a neutral skill, but as embedded within culture and as depending for its meaning and its practice upon social institutions and conditions. In addition to lecture, students are to participate in field work hours.
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EDUC W140 The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning in a Global World 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development. It will introduce sociocultural educational theory and research focused especially on literacy teaching and learning, and this literature will be examined in practice through participation in after-school programs. In addition, the course will contribute to an understanding of how literacy is reflected in race, culture, and ethnicity in the United States and how these symbolic systems
shift in a digital world.
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EDUC W140A The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning in a Global World 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development. It will introduce sociocultural educational theory and research focused especially on literacy teaching and learning, and this literature will be examined in practice through participation in after-school programs. In addition, the course will contribute to an understanding of how literacy is reflected in race, culture
, and ethnicity in the United States and how these symbolic systems shift in a digital world.
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EDUC 142 Education in a Global World 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013
What is globalization? What are the implications of living in a "global world" for education? How can education be used as a tool to promote global social justice and prosperity? In this course, we will address these and other related questions through collective reading assignments, class discussions, and online collaboration through our learning platform (bSpace or other).

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EDUC W142 Education in a Global World 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
What is globalization? What are the implications of living in a "global world" for education? How can education be used as a tool to promote global social justice and prosperity? In this course, we will address these and other related questions through collective reading assignments, class discussions, and online collaboration through our learning platform (bSpace or other).

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EDUC 143 Introduction to the Teaching of English 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Exploration of issues confronting English and English language arts teachers today; curriculum trends and teaching practices; influence or reform efforts since the 1950s on English and language arts curriculum and practice; course assignments to include field work, interviews, reading and reports.

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EDUC C145 Literacy through Literature 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2002
Exploration of the role that literature can play in the acquisition of literacy in a first and second language. Linguistic and psycholinguistic issues: orality and literacy, discourse text, schema theory, and reading research. Literary issues: stylistics and critical reading, reader response, structure of narratives. Educational issues: the literary text in the social context of its production and reception by intended and non-intended
readers.
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EDUC 146 Language, Culture, and Migration Practices in the Maya Diaspora 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
This course engages a selection of themes examining the language, culture, and migration practices of indigenous immigrant youth from Yucatan (Mexico) to San Francisco and the U.S. more broadly. This course aims to raise awareness of the complex background and present-day issues that multilingual and multicultural indigenous students experience in migration and in our schools and society. While the course is aimed at undergraduate students, graduate
students are welcome.
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EDUC 146A Education and Migration: Indigeneity in Yucatan and Its Diaspora 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session
Course addresses complex issues influencing the social experiences of indigenous immigrant youth and their families in the Maya Diaspora (Yucatan-SF). The course introduces contextual background (historical, political, economic, social) to the creation of Maya indigeneity and representation in Yucatan and in the US. It will also address pan-maya social movements that have tried to redefine cultural and linguistic identities.

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EDUC C148 Education and International Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of international development education. Through the use of lectures, discussions, and multimedia presentations, students will examine three core themes: 1) the purpose of education; 2) how contemporary development policy conceptualizes education; 3) education as a tool for social transformation. To the extent possible, the course draws connections between theory and practical case studies of international
education programs, policy statements, and initiatives.,Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of international development education. Through the use of lectures, discussions, and multimedia presentations, students will examine three core themes: 1) the purpose of education; 2) how contemporary development policy conceptualizes education; 3) education as a tool for social transformation. To the extent possible, the course draws connections between theory and practical case studies of international education programs, policy statements, and initiatives.

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EDUC C148 Education and International Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of international development education. Through the use of lectures, discussions, and multimedia presentations, students will examine three core themes: 1) the purpose of education; 2) how contemporary development policy conceptualizes education; 3) education as a tool for social transformation. To the extent possible, the course draws connections between theory and practical case studies of international
education programs, policy statements, and initiatives.,Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of international development education. Through the use of lectures, discussions, and multimedia presentations, students will examine three core themes: 1) the purpose of education; 2) how contemporary development policy conceptualizes education; 3) education as a tool for social transformation. To the extent possible, the course draws connections between theory and practical case studies of international education programs, policy statements, and initiatives.

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EDUC 149 Foundations for Teaching Language Arts 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Lectures and workshops on curriculum, instructional theory, and methods for teaching language arts in elementary schools. Incorporates competencies for Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA) and for teaching children whose primary language is not English.

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EDUC 150 Advanced Studies in Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is an advanced undergraduate seminar in current issues and topics in education. Course will focus on specific issues or research methods in the multidisciplinary field of education. A major research project is required as well as class presentation. Topics change each semester.

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EDUC 151 Education, the Student Body, and Disability 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course will trace the genealogy of educational curriculum reform movements and draw parallels to how students with disabilities have been excluded from physical, social, and sports opportunities within educational spaces historically. Particular focus will be placed on the student body at the intersection of sport and school, analyzing the historical and controversial relationship between athletics and American educational institutions. A critical component
of the course requires students to participate in an engaged scholarship experience with our local non-profit partners. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on readings and engaged scholarship experiences through regular course assignments.


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EDUC 158 Foundations for Teaching Reading in Grades K-8 2 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Introduction to reading and writing instruction in elementary school settings, basic literacy skills, instructional methods and approaches, assessment procedures, and reading and writing theories.

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EDUC 160 Foundations for Teaching Social Studies 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Lectures and workshops on curriculum, instructional theory, and methods for teaching social studies methods in elementary schools.

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EDUC 161 Digital Learning Environments 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015
Digital learning environments are taking residence in the educational experience of many, from replacing components of traditional classroom instruction to providing open platforms for lifelong learning. In this class we will study the various forms and functions of a sampling of digital learning environments ranging from subject specific Intelligent Tutoring Systems in K-12 to domain neutral systems for post-secondary online learning.

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EDUC 162A Teachers' Work 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2013
This course is offered as part of the undergraduate education minor, examines the multiple dimensions of teachers' work by drawing on theories of teacher socialization and teacher professional learning, and exploring representations of teachers in the media and popular culture, as well as in relevant academic literature. Students will be introduced to the current policy, social, cultural, historical, professional, employment and legal context
of teachers' professional lives in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to examine these aspects of teachers' work by interacting with teachers in the field.
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EDUC 163 Contemporary Issues in U.S. Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016
This course surveys the major events, as well as broader social, political, and economic forces, that have coalesced to shape U.S. public schools today and the contemporary reforms that policy makers have designed to improve them. We accomplish this by exploring the scholarship on the roots of educational inequality, the history of school reform, and the most prominent reforms that are present in American schools today. We engage with primary research, historical
artifacts, advocacy documents, and guest speakers who represent a range of ideological and political perspectives.
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EDUC 180 Logic of Inquiry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Fall 2007, Fall 2006
An analysis of the logical and epistemological foundations of empirical research with the aim of developing a critical and vigorous approach to empirical inquiry, deductive and inductive logic, the structure of scientific theories, justification, falsification, the role of values, prediction and the nature of causality.

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EDUC C181 Race, Identity, and Culture in Urban Schools 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course will focus on understanding urban schools as a part of a broader system of social stratification and the process by which students in urban schools come to a sense of themselves as students, as members of cultural and racial groups, and as young people in America. Topics include racial identity; race/ethnicity in schools; urban neighborhood congtexts; and schooling in the juvenile justice system. Students will also integrate course
readings with their own first-hand experience working in one of several off-campus sites. This course has a mandatory community engagement component for which students will earn 1 unit of field study (197) credit.
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EDUC 182AC The Politics of Educational Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
This course explores the state of U.S. public education, particularly how success within that system varies by race, class, and gender. It explores educational attainment across different groups within the U.S. and then looks at how the structure of educational policymaking affects different types of students. It concludes by investigating the varied impact of different approaches to reform, with an eye toward identifying how best to reduce
educational inequality in the United States.,Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course explores the state of U.S. public education, particularly how success within that system varies by race, class, and gender. It explores educational attainment across different groups within the U.S. and then looks at how the structure of educational policymaking affects different types of students. It concludes by investigating the varied impact of different approaches to reform, with an eye toward identifying how best to reduce educational inequality in the United States.

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EDUC 182AC The Politics of Educational Inequality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
This course explores the state of U.S. public education, particularly how success within that system varies by race, class, and gender. It explores educational attainment across different groups within the U.S. and then looks at how the structure of educational policymaking affects different types of students. It concludes by investigating the varied impact of different approaches to reform, with an eye toward identifying how best to reduce
educational inequality in the United States.,Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course explores the state of U.S. public education, particularly how success within that system varies by race, class, and gender. It explores educational attainment across different groups within the U.S. and then looks at how the structure of educational policymaking affects different types of students. It concludes by investigating the varied impact of different approaches to reform, with an eye toward identifying how best to reduce educational inequality in the United States.

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EDUC 183 High School, The Movie 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
High school plays a pivotal role in American life. It both serves as a gatekeeper of educational and economic success and embodies hopes of transcending social divisions. Like high school itself, movies about it have fostered youth culture and helped Americans make sense of the intersection of democratic aspirations and social divisions. This course examines how the reality and representation of high schools combine to reflect and define
American society and the lives of American youth.
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EDUC 184 Philosophical Foundations of Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2010 10 Week Session, Summer 2010 Second 6 Week Session
Systematic survey of educational thought with emphasis on the epistemological, logical and ethical foundations of the major philosophies of education.

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EDUC 185 Gender and Education: International Perspectives 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
This course is designed to provide an overview of the major discussions and debates in the area of gender and education, from a global perspective. Examines theoretical understandings of gender, and the intersection of gender, schooling, global poverty, and social justice. Explores strategies to "undo" gender, including the role of international donor agencies, the state, NGOs, popular education, the media, sport, and innovative curricula.

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EDUC 186AC The Southern Border 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The southern border--from California to Florida--is the longest physical divide between the First and Third Worlds. This course will examine the border as a distinct landscape where North-South relations take on a specific spatial and cultural dimension, and as a region which has been the testing ground for such issues as free trade, immigration, and ethnic politics.

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EDUC 188 Latinas/os and Education: Critical Issues and Perspectives 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
The course engages a selection of themes examining the academic achievement of Latinas/os in K-12 and in higher education. The course aims to foster an awareness of the complex issues influencing the education of Latinas/os and of ways to work towards supporting and advancing the educational experiences of Latinas/os in schools and society.

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EDUC 188B Native American Education: Critical Issues and Possibilities 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2016
The course aims to foster an awareness of the complex issues influencing the education of Native people and of ways to productively work towards supporting and advancing the educational experiences of Native Americans in schools and beyond. This course critically examines themes that are central to understanding the academic achievement and attainment of Native Americans in K-12 and higher education.

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EDUC 188F Language, Race, and Power in Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course is designed to critically examine the intersection of language, race, and power in education. Through dialogue, readings, research, and critical analysis the course aims to foster awareness of the ways in which seemingly neutral education processes are inherently embedded in power dynamics around language use. Participants will discuss the purposes of education, the ways schooling and education are related to other societal structures, and the potential
of education to productively address inequalities, especially as they impact students of historically racialized group (e.g, Latino/a, African-American, Native American, and Asian).
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EDUC 189 Democracy and Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Education as a vehicle for furthering the ideals of democratic societies--critical study of principles, philosophies, theories, and practices designed to develop understanding, commitment, and skills to empower a citizenry dedicated to achieving equality, justice, and peace in the world.

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EDUC 190 Critical Studies in Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory, experience, and dialogue. All students must engage in a community
project.
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EDUC 190AC Critical Studies in Education 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory, experience, and dialogue. All students must engage in a community
project. Course satisfies the American Cultures breadth requirement.
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EDUC 190B Unraveling Education: A Participatory Inquiry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
Course builds upon 190. Through dialogue, students will further explore critical issues and their connections. Students will form small working groups to identify, develop, investigate, and teach a topic of their choice. We will develop and emphasize multiple perspectives.

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EDUC N190 Critical Studies in Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory
, experience, and dialogue.
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EDUC 191B Gender Issues in Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1999
This course will examine the role of gender in education and the influences on classroom discourse, curriculum, and teaching and learning styles. We will also look at current trends in school reform, how schools and alternative programs address issues of gender bias. This course will provide on opportunity to consider the experiences of students and teachers as "gendered" beings in the educational system.

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EDUC C193A Environmental Education 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Theory and practice of translating ecological knowledge, environmental issues, and values into educational forms for all age levels and all facets of society, including schools. Concentrated experience in participatory education.

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EDUC 195B Special Topics in the Foundations of Teaching 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Reading and language arts.

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EDUC 195C Special Topics in the Foundations of Teaching 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Mathematics and science.

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EDUC 197 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
University organized and supervised field programs involving experiences in schools and school-related activities.

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EDUC S197 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
University organized and supervised field programs involving experiences in schools and school-related activities.

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EDUC 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group discussion, research, and reporting on selected topics. Student initiation in choice of subjects is solicited and welcomed.

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EDUC 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research for Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

Dor Abrahamson, Associate Professor. Mathematical cognition, design-based research, mixed-media design for mathematics learning environments, embodied interaction.
Research Profile

Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Associate Professor. Immigration and diaspora from Latin America to the U.S., Latinos and education, race and language, language socialization processes.
Research Profile

Anne E. Cunningham, Professor. Education, literacy development, disciplinary knowledge of reading, student achievement, cognitive development and instruction across the life span, cognitive consequences of literacy, adults, adolescents.
Research Profile

Michael Dumas, Assistant Professor.

Bruce Fuller, Professor. Policy analysis and evaluation, reform issues, charter schools, child care, early childhood development, economy and education.
Research Profile

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Professor. Politics, immigration, race, gender, inequality.
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Bernard R. Gifford, Professor. Educational equity, education, assessment and educational measurement, computer-mediated learning, curriculum development, development of professional learning communities, experimental design in education.
Research Profile

Kris Gutierrez, Professor.

Susan Holloway, Professor. Japan, development, education, cognition, child development, early childhood education, families, young children in diverse societies, thoughts, values and expectations of parents, socialization and education of young children.
Research Profile

+ Glynda Hull, Professor. Language, culture, society, education, literacy, writing in and out of schools, multi-media technology, new literacies, adult learning, work, and community, school, university collaborations.
Research Profile

Zeus Leonardo, Professor.

Marcia C. Linn, Professor. Technology, learning, mathematics, science, education, science teaching, gender equity, design of learning environments.
Research Profile

Jabari Mahiri, Professor. Language, culture, society, literacy, literacy learning of urban youth, African American students in schools, writing development, effective teaching, learning strategies in multicultural urban schools and communities.
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Heinrich Mintrop, Associate Professor. Educational equity, policy analysis and evaluation, urban leadership, urban schooling, achievement issues, international education, leadership, principalship, school culture.
Research Profile

Aki Murata, Assistant Professor.

Erin Murphy-Graham, Associate Adjunct Professor. Educational equity, cultural studies, gender equity, diversity, international education, alternative schooling, democratic education, ethnic issues.
Research Profile

Na'Ilah Nasir, Professor.

Larry Nucci, Adjunct Professor. Moral development, social development, moral education, domain theory, personal domain.
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Zach Pardos, Assistant Professor. Education Data Science, Learning Analytics, Big Data in Education, data mining, Data Privacy and Ethics, Computational Psychometrics, Digital Learning Environments, Cognitive Modeling, Bayesian Knowledge Tracing, Formative Assessment, Learning Maps, machine learning.
Research Profile

P. David Pearson, Professor. Language, culture, society, education, literacy, early literacy education, reading assessment.
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Daniel Perlstein, Associate Professor. Schooling, diversity, democracy, urban education, teachers unions, inequality education.
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Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, Professor. Biostatistics, educational statistics, latent variable models, multilevel models, generalized linear latent and mixed models, hierarchical models, longitudinal data, Item response models, structural equation models.
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Michael Ranney, Professor. Problem solving, knowledge representation & reorganization, explanatory coherence & inference, conceptual change, societal implications, science instruction, global climate change psychology, numeracy in journalism, naive/informal physics, computational models of cognition, perceptual-cognitive interactions, intelligent tutoring systems, understandings of biological evolution, Reasoning, qualitative & quantitative thinking.
Research Profile

Geoffrey B. Saxe, Professor. U.S., developmental psychology, interplay between culture and cognitive development, mathematical cognition in children, Papua New Guinea, urban and rural areas of Northeastern Brazil, elementary school classrooms, cognitive development, mathematics education.
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Alan H. Schoenfeld, Professor. Thinking, teaching, learning, productive learning environments, mathematics education, modeling the process of teaching, understanding how and why teachers do what they do.
Research Profile

Janelle Scott, Associate Professor. Educational policy, charter schools, politics of education, race and education, school choice, desegregation, philanthropy and education, advocacy.
Research Profile

Harley Shaiken, Professor. Mexico, labor, globalization, education, United States, geography, work organization, issues of economic and political integration in the Americas, information technology, skill.
Research Profile

Laura Sterponi, Associate Professor. Language and literacy socialization, moral development, communication of and with children with autism.
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Tina Trujillo, Associate Professor. Educational equity, urban schooling, educational leadership, high stakes accountability, school improvement, educational policy, educational management and administration.
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Elliot Turiel, Professor. Development, education, cognition, human development, development of social judgments and action, the development of moral reasoning, children_ _s conceptions of authority, rules in school settings, culture and social development.
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Derek Van Rheenen, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Mark Wilson, Professor. Measurement, psychometrics, assessment, development of assessment resources, assessment systems.
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Frank Worrell, Professor. Development, education, cognition, academic talent development, adolescence, African American, at-risk youth, English-speaking Caribbean, ethnic identity, gifted, psychosocial development, racial identity, school psychology, teacher effectiveness, Trinidad and Tobago.
Research Profile

Lecturers

Cheryl Anne Lana Agrawal, Lecturer.

Elizabeth C. Baham, Lecturer.

Amy E. Bloodgood, Lecturer.

Alisa B. Crovetti, Lecturer.

Michael Davis, Lecturer.

Dora J. Dome, Lecturer.

Kathleen M. Donohue, Lecturer.

Rena Dorph, Lecturer.

Karen Draney, Lecturer.

Charles Flores, Lecturer.

David Futterman, Lecturer.

Laura Galicia, Lecturer.

Lloyd Goldwasser, Lecturer.

Thomas R. Green, Lecturer.

Lisa M. Griffin, Lecturer.

Judith Guilkey-Amado, Lecturer.

Edward Ham, Lecturer.

Annie Johnston, Lecturer.

Frances Kendall, Lecturer.

Richard Mccallum, Lecturer.

Xenia Meyer, Lecturer.

Anthony A. Mirabelli, Lecturer.

Sonal Patel, Lecturer.

Kate Perry, Lecturer.

Rachel Reinhard, Lecturer.

Lihi L. Rosenthal, Lecturer.

Soraya A. Sablo-Sutton, Lecturer.

Murray A. Sperber, Lecturer.

Katherine S. Suyeyasu, Lecturer.

Yukiko Watanabe, Lecturer.

Matt Wayne, Lecturer.

Nives B. Wetzel De Cediel, Lecturer.

Gary Yabrove, Lecturer.

Visiting Faculty

Zehlia Babaci Wilhite, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Jacoba A. Bulterman-Bos, Visiting Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

Paul R. Ammon, Professor Emeritus.

Guy (Karen Nelson) Benveniste, Professor Emeritus.

Joseph Campione, Professor Emeritus. Development, education, cognition, learning and transfer processes, atypical development, new approaches in instruction and assessment, and the integration of institutional procedures, instructional practices.
Research Profile

Geraldine Joncich Clifford, Professor Emeritus.

Patricia K. Cross, Professor Emeritus. Learning, higher education, assessment, community colleges.
Research Profile

Andrea Disessa, Professor Emeritus. Education, cognition, conceptual development, science education, design of technology for education, computational literacies.
Research Profile

Lily Wong Fillmore, Professor Emeritus. Language, culture, society, education, literacy, education of language minority students in American schools, second language learning and teaching, the education of language minority students, the socialization of children for learning across culture.
Research Profile

Sarah W. Freedman, Professor Emeritus. Writing, educational linguistics, international civics education, multiculturalism, human rights, English teaching, teacher education, teacher action research.
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David Pierpont Gardner, Professor Emeritus.

James W. Guthrie, Professor Emeritus.

Donald Hansen, Professor Emeritus.

Curtis Hardyck, Professor Emeritus.

Paul Holland, Professor Emeritus.

John G. Hurst, Professor Emeritus.

James L. Jarrett, Professor Emeritus.

Jean Lave, Professor Emeritus. Ethnography, social theory, education, social practice, anthropologu, re-conceiving of learning, learners, and educational institutions.
Research Profile

Judith Warren Little, Professor Emeritus. Organizational contexts of teachers' work, teacher policy;teacher workforce issues, professional education.
Research Profile

+ Lawrence F. Lowery, Professor Emeritus.

Kathleen Metz, Professor Emeritus. Development, education, cognition, young children_ _s scientific reasoning, children_ _s intuitions about rudimentary statistical constructs, data-based inquiry, limitations of young children_ _s scientific inquiry.
Research Profile

Rodney J. Reed, Professor Emeritus.

William Rohwer, Professor Emeritus.

Robert B. Ruddell, Professor Emeritus.

Lloyd F. Scott, Professor Emeritus.

Carol B. Stack, Professor Emeritus. Language, culture, migration, society, education, literacy, urban youth, rural and urban families, service sector employment, facets of the social context of education, women_ _s studies.
Research Profile

David S. Stern, Professor Emeritus. Education, school reform, high schools, career academies, the relationship between education and work, school-based enterprise, resource allocation in schools.
Research Profile

Lawrence Stewart, Professor Emeritus.

+ James C. Stone, Professor Emeritus.

Paul T. Takagi, Professor Emeritus.

Alan B. Wilson, Professor Emeritus.

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