USC Rossier faculty members focus on Urban Education
USC Rossier School of Education faculty members and international colleagues address issues in urban education through the lens of equity in a new book to be released Sept. 26.
Urban Education: A Model for Leadership and Policy is designed for practitioners who aspire to be change agents in education. The content follows the conceptual framework of the school’s acclaimed Ed.D. program, moving beyond a deficit-oriented view of urban education to examine opportunities in urban settings.
The book will be used as a resource in the USC Rossier doctoral program, which has become a national model for other universities. All royalties will go toward fellowships for future USC Rossier students in the Ed.D. program.
Urban Education is one of the first books to address accountability, leadership and learning in the critical but often difficult-to-define domain of urban education. Unlike most books in the field, it covers PreK-16 education, including issues in higher education and adult education.
Published by Routledge, the book includes contributing chapters by a number of USC Rossier faculty and doctoral students, as well as other authors. A number of chapters draw on global examples to apply in U.S. schools, adding a unique component to the content. While rooted in educational practice, there also is a multidisciplinary aspect to the text.
“With all the attention the USC Rossier Ed.D. program has received, we wanted people to understand the intellectual underpinnings of the program and our model for preparing leaders,” said USC Rossier dean Karen Symms Gallagher, who edited the book with professor emeritus Rodney Goodyear, Dominic Brewer and Robert Rueda.
USC Rossier is a founding member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, a nationwide effort to strengthen the Ed.D. program and its preparation of school practitioners and leaders.
For more information on the book, visit routledge.com/books/details/9780415872416/