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Paideia 450: Schooling in Jamaica and the United States
Chicago, United States; Kingston, Jamaica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Ochos Rio, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Prerequisites: Junior/Senior, Consent of Instructors, Paideia 111, 112 Program Type: J-Term 2
Max. Enrollment: 16 Academic Dept: Paideia
No. of Credits: 4 All College Req(s): Intcl-Intercultural, Paideia 450
Program Description:

Wintlett Taylor-Browne (Diversity Center); Jeannette Pillsbury (Education)
Course Description: 
1Schooling in Jamaica and the US uses a comparative education framework to discuss important issues related to access, teacher quality, and achievement in elementary and secondary education systems. Students will visit Jamaican and US schools to observe how stakeholders in each context think about and address concerns related to academic achievement. The course presentations, lectures, and discussions will focus on how culture, language, race and class affect students’ educational priorities and opportunities in two different national contexts. Students will articulate and grapple with cultural and ethical challenges facing Jamaican and US schools while exploring the underlying social, political and cultural dynamics that create these concerns.
Estimated Cost: TBD
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: TBD
Recommended Travel-Specific Immunizations:


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