Social Justice Book Study – Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School

1 Units
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Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course is designed to help educators think both broadly and specifically about how best to promote nondiscriminatory practices and the empowerment of families and communities. Centered around the National Association of School Psychologists' Social Justice Committee's National Book Read 2022-2023 school year book, "Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School," students will be asked to consider how the issues discussed in the book connect to social justice for youth and families and about culturally responsive professional practice and advocacy they can implement in order to create schools, communities, and systems which ensure equity and fairness for all children and youth.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Recognize the various perspectives, contexts, experiences, and systems that influence our interpretation of "trouble- making" behaviors
  • Enhance understanding of intersections between students, their teachers, their home, and the larger society
  • Examine what constitutes freedom within education settings
  • Apply the knowledge and awareness provided in the Troublemakers to services and advocacy


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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