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SOCIO-CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (Education 2903.01, CRN: 30843)
Professor: David Bromley
About: What is the role of education in a democracy? Is it the responsibility of educators to alleviate the greater societal challenges that are endemic to our nation such as poverty and racism? If so, how and why? What are and what should be the expectations we have of educators? This course will help curious students place the work of an educator in a broader social, political, economic and philosophical context. It will introduce students to the history of public education in the United States, to the issues that shape our schools and the ways children, parents, and teachers experience them. This course will provide an overview of the challenges facing urban, suburban and rural schools and contemporary issues in school reform. Students should complete this course with a more robust understanding of the state of education today so that they can effectively and ethically make a difference as an educated member of our society and possibly as a future educator!
About the Professor: David Bromley has been working in and around public education for the past twenty plus years as a high school social studies teacher, district administrator, principal and non-profit leader. In 2009 as the Director of Big Picture Philadelphia, David founded El Centro de Estudiantes, an alternative high school in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia serving students who are over-aged and under-credited. David is currently working with the School District of Philadelphia to open a new student-centered, project-based high school in North Philadelphia. David passionately believes in the promise of education and the power of our decisions and actions. When not at work, David can be found with his wife and three teenage children, hiking in the woods, playing games, having patience with the Phillies and watching movies.
Employment & Professional Development
Americorps VISTA Job
The Philadelphia Urban Creators, in partnership with Hunger Free America, is seeking a full-time VISTA member to participate in the holistic revitalization of North-Central Philadelphia. Together, we will increase capacity for community members to build localized food systems, create training and employment opportunities, increase access to fresh food & SNAP benefits, and build equity in our community from the ground-up.
This is a one year, full-time position beginning July 6th, 2016. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends.
See images below for full description!
Community Care Packaging Event
Temple Honors Appalachia is organizing a collection of hygiene products, snacks, drinks, blankets, and books which, as a big group, we'll organize into large freezer bags and take and distribute in the city. The goal is to make convenient bags of some essentials and give to people who need them. Appalachia participants will be getting to know each other and will be engaging with the community.
Drop off any donations you have in the Honors Lounge. If you're not a part of THA this year, you're more than welcome and encouraged to be a part of our event!.
On the 9th, we'll be meeting in the Honors Lounge (Tuttleman 204) to organize and package all that we collect (there will be cookies). On the 10th, we'll be meeting by the subway on the corner of Cecil B. Moore and Broad outside of Q'doba to go into the city to distribute what we've collected. Sample Items to donate:
- Bagged/boxed snacks
- Baby wipes/Tissues
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Small blankets
- Pens and paper
- New or used books
Want to work in the music industry?
Mitten Hall Owl Cove
The Career Center is hosting an evententitled “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” featuring panelists who recruit musical talent professionally, perform internationally, and own their musical studios. Students will get a chance to hear how these amazing professionals have navigated the music industry and then have an opportunity to network with them afterward. The “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” networking event is surely an event not to miss.
To see the event information and the featured panelists, please see the attached flyer. Although RSVP is not required to attend the event, students can RSVP at the following link to become eligible to win some Temple Career Center SWAG: Career Talks - Music.
Sports, Disability, and the Body Talk
Women’s Studies Lounge, Room 821
Join us for a reading and discussion of Christina’s new book, A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain.
Christina Crosby is a Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. She is the author of The Ends of History: Victorians and the 'Woman Question' (1991). Her new book, A Body Undone, is a memoir about the months and years following the bicycle accident that left her paralyzed.
Register for this event here.