Michael G. Wilson
C&T 4000- Disability, Schooling, and Exclusion
This course explores the ways dis/ability status and other facets of
identity (such as one's race, ethnicity, language background, gender, sexuality, religious
[non]affiliation, etc.) may come into play in the cultural processes of exclusion in schools.
While a premise of this course is the centrality of the intersections of multiple facets of identity
in the experience of exclusion, there is nevertheless a central focus in this course on the ways
in which ableism works in schools (albeit in concert with racism, classism, heterosexism, etc.).
This course examines the cultural and historical bases of ableism in the U.S., explores current
legal and bureaucratic structures, discourses, and practices of special education, and focuses on
pedagogical supports necessary to provide all students access to an academic education in U.S.
schools. There is a focus on inclusive schooling and an active focus on mitigating exclusion in
C&T 5030 - Quantitative Research Design in Curriculum and Teaching
This course focuses on understanding the concepts of design and
analysis of quantitative research in schools and education. The course reviews
methodological considerations for experimental, quasi-experimental, and co-relational
research with a focus on understanding issues of causal inference, sampling, validity,
measurement, hypothesis testing, analytic strategies and reporting. We use readings
of experimental and non-experimental research studies on a range of issues in the field of
education in order to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various research
design and analytic choices. Through these readings students will learn to engage in
scholarly critiques of quantitative research, conduct a methodological review of
quantitative research in an area of interest, and form a foundation for developing a
methodologically sound quantitative study.
C&T 5199 - School To Prison Pipeline
This course examines the multiple processes that result in the
school to prison pipeline, as well as the policies and practices that educators, administrators, and
advocates can enact to dismantle the pipeline. The course will evaluate the impact of federal and
local policies, incidents of school violence, and the culture of criminalizing youth behavior on
school discipline. Students will also examine student and school level risk factors for
involvement in the pipeline and the experiences of youth subjected to school failure, push-out,
and incarcerated education.