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Master of Science (M.S.) in Social and Cultural Studies of Education

Master of Science (M.S.) in Social and Cultural Studies of Education

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Faculty and students in SCS define education broadly. We recognize schools as particular sites of education and are committed to studying their policies, practices, and pedagogies as reflections of socio-historical, cultural, political, and economic struggles. Yet, we also recognize and study important educational sites and activities beyond the school walls: in community organizations and youth groups; within social movements and popular culture; on the pages of academic journals and in the actions of intellectual leaders. We recognize that schooling– as currently arranged– reflects and reproduces broader social inequalities structured by race, class, gender, and ability. Yet, we believe that alternatives– seeds of dissent and possibility– also can be found within particular classrooms and non-school settings. The work of faculty and students in SCS seeks to illuminate both the inequalities and possibilities in the present educational landscape, with the goal of creating critically-engaged scholars and educators of the future.