This course will investigate documentary films as social and political texts in order to identify historical and contemporary views on schools and the purpose(s) of education. The May X will examine primarily films addressing poverty, class, race, and privilege as they intersect with the purposes and realities of public education in the U.S.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
May 28: Memorial Day (no class)
May 29: (1) Turn in ALL documentary reflections (printed/marked by me); (2) Bring a DRAFT of your commentary to class for workshop
May 30: (1) Present class documentaries for discussion; (2) Course feedback forms