African American Education: The Harlem Lab

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Course Description

This course explores the topic of educating African American students and other marginalized groups through The Harlem Experiment as executed by acclaimed educator Geoffrey Canada. Through analysing the text, the question posed is “What would it take?”.How can big change in education be replicated across the nation? The 97 block laboratory called The Harlem Children’s Zone will be the focus for controversial but revolutionary practices are yielding results in one of the poorest disadvantaged places in the nation.

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(1 Semester Graduate Credit)

African American Education: The Harlem Lab

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Course Objectives

  1. Educators will explore the topic of abject poverty in dense urban settings and its effect on childhood, communities and education.
  2. Teachers will examine how to use revolutionary ideology & pedagogy in the instructional environment.
  3. Educators will be presented with ways of working through the prevalent behavior issues and classroom management of the struggling student.
  4. Teachers will have the skills and knowledge to assess the generational impacts and struggles on the working poor family and students and implement visionary strategies in the educational setting.

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(post-baccalaureate professional development graduate credits)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

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African American Education: The Harlem Lab

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Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
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(1 Semester Graduate Credit)