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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ELP 677 - Law, Economics and the Education of Disenfranchised Groups and Subaltern Communities

Credits 3
Seminar / 3 hours per week
Students analyze and understand the relation edified by the legal and economic apparatuses and educational policies aimed at dealing with disenfranchised segments of American Society such as linguistic and ethnic minorities, women, and students with learning and physical disabilities. In this seminar students will review the constitutional and statutory provisions of federal and state law and the judicial decisions interpreting those laws, the costs implicated in it, and how these have translated into actual practice. Emphasis will be placed on how educating these groups impact current expectations for school improvement and how assessment tools and practices may be used in ways that may ameliorate or further inequities for members of these groups. The seminar takes a critical view of the knowledge economy, and human and intellectual capital policy development in educational institutions.