Urban Schooling Division
Overview of Program
Through a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary approach to investigating the issues and policies of urban settings, our students engage in a course of study that allows them to explore the full range of phenomena that impact education in urban settings. Thus, the scholarly and research work of the faculty draws from and integrates many disciplines including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, psychology and history. The context for our empirical work is the urban school and surrounding community. In their coursework, then, students, using various methodologies and theoretical frameworks will develop both macro and micro, or situated, views of urban schooling and its policy implications.
This work is reflected in our research, design, publications and other scholarly efforts focused on areas of research in urban schooling that involve our faculty and students. These include equal educational opportunity, diversity, language education, issues of poverty, social stratification in schools/classrooms, decentralization, alternative models of schooling and educational structures, urban teacher preparation and retention, community involvement, school leadership, STEM disciplines, literacy, organizational learning, and improvement research.
The Urban Schooling Division seeks to attract students and faculty from a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity serves to enrich our course offerings, seminars, and research initiatives. Students are an integral part of all aspects of Urban Schooling’s academic planning. Student representatives attend all Division Faculty Meetings as well as other departmental activities.
Areas of Research in Urban Schooling
What Graduates Do
Graduate students at UCLA Department of Education benefit from — and contribute to — the resources of the country’s number one public graduate school of education.
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