Graduate Course Catalog 2011-2013

COURSE: 51-746 Theories of Institutional Transformation (3)
For more than three decades, the field of educational leadership has focused a great deal of attention on the problem of educational change, why teachers resist change, and why it is difficult to diffuse innovations and “scale up” reforms beyond pilot projects. This course will take a different approach where students will examine current educational reforms in relation to the crisis of American democracy, develop a critical perspective on educational leadership and educational transformation, and discuss what it takes to change the persistent patterns of differences in success among students grouped by race, ethnicity, culture, neighborhood, income of parents, or home language.