Fall 2005 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Topics in Mathematics Education
Instructor(s): Philip Treisman
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 64027
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: DEV 2.202
Waitlist Information:Lilly Soto,
Notes: Same as Math 396C-59160

Description: The seminar will examine current efforts to strengthen American high school education with special attention to relevant national and state policy initiatives, large-scale foundation initiatives, and grassroots education reform initiatives. We will trace the history of these initiatives and subject them to critical analysis. Students will have an opportunity to interview leading figures in policymaking, philanthropy, and education reform and will, in small groups, work on projects tied to the recent National Education Summit on High Schools.

Enrollment: By Instructors consent and limited to twelve students with backgrounds in one or more of public policy, education leadership, mathematics, and mathematics education. Contact Dr. Treisman at uri@mail.utexas.edu)

Seminar Participation 30%
Three brief reports/policy memos 30%
Group project 40%

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