Jun 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAM 5332 - Community Relations: Building Social Capital for School Change (3)

This course will introduce students to recent theoretical work on the role social capital plays in democratic life and community development.  Social capital refers to connections within and between social networks as well as connections among individuals that allow them to act collectively, whether that involves social support, civic engagement, or political participation. The course will explore the variety of ways that social ties and social organization–and associated norms of trust, cooperation, and reciprocity–contribute to a healthy community and better schooling.

This course will also examine the role of school, family, and community partnerships as a component of whole-school educational reform. Emphasis will also be placed on establishing and sustaining effective partnerships among school staff, parents, and community members. The candidate will participate in 10 hours of clinical experiences resulting in a service-learning project.

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