Introduction to the basic analytical categories of political science as they apply to the politics of education, including the influence of federal, state, and local governments in school policy-making, decentralization, school finance, and desegregation.
The politics of education in settings outside the U.S. topics, including the role of education in political development, political socialization, and student politics.
Analyzes the political underpinnings and consequences of centralization versus decentralization at various levels of governance with special but not exclusive attention to educational decision-making.
Politics in the nation's largest cities with a particular focus on educational politics and policy.
Examination of the impact of race and ethnicity on the formation and implementation of policies such as desegregation, affirmative action, bilingual education, and choice.
Continuous participation required of doctoral students until their dissertation proposals are accepted. A critical review of important works in politics and education, discussions with invited guests, presentations of work in progress.
Political and economic perspectives on contemporary problems of public policy and education.
Selected topics in the politics of education.
Permission required. Independent study.
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertation proposals.
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.