Five Years Later

A Student-Educator Dialogue
  • Douglas Edwards
  • John Reyes


I have often been confronted by the nebulousness of “Social Education.” I have thus worked to push our Social Education program area to define its goals and strategic direction. To provide some heft to our approach, I have called upon colleagues to identify core areas of study in our program. We have collectively decided that our program area emphasizes cultural and media studies, critical pedagogy, and transformative social studies education. We believe that these three core areas of study position us to consider how we might harness the power of “education” to advance social justice. Furthermore, I have challenged colleagues to escape the closed system that often characterizes higher education. Everything we do must connect to the material conditions of education. We need to align our goals to research and action with and for students in all levels of our educational “system.” Above all else, we must connect everything we do to students and schools.


World History Advance Placement Hide Curriculum Cultural Literacy Political Efficacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Edwards
    • 1
  • John Reyes
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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