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Education remains one of the biggest public policy challenges in the United States. The University of Richmond's Department of Education offers students the opportunity to minor in Teacher Education or Education and Society, and there are numerous ways to explore education through programs and partners of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. This page is a resource for all learners who are interested in education. Visit SpiderConnect to search internships and careers in Education.


Below is a sampling of some of the courses related to Education at the University of Richmond.

EDUC 217 Foundations of Education
EDUC 218 Diverse Learners
EDUC 337 Education and Public Policy
EDUC 334 American Educational History
EDUC 341 Leadership and Education
EDUC 345 Urban Education
EDUC 339 Education of Minority Groups in America
EDUC 440 Contemporary Issues in Education

PSYC 299 Children with Developmental Disabilities
PSYC 311 Child Development
PSYC 329 Educational Psychology

PLSC 379 Children’s Health 

LDST 205 Justice and Civil Society

SOC 320 Race, Class, and Schooling



Education Research Guide, Boatwright Memorial Library

Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Jonathan Kozol

Print: Recent Selections

Payne, Charles M. (2008). So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools. Harvard Education Press.

Johnston, Michael. (2003). In the Deep Heart's Core. Grove Press.

Ryan, James. (2010). Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America. Oxford University Press.

Solomon, Andrew. (2012). Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. New York: Scribner.

Suskind, Ron. (1999). A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. Broadway.

Tough, Paul. (2009). Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. Mariner Books. 

Print: Other Selections

Beyer, Landon E. & Liston, Daniel P.  (1996). Curriculum in conflict. New York: Teachers College Press. 

Brooks, Jacqueline G. & Brooks, Martin G. (1999). In search of understanding: the case for constructivist classrooms. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Burke, Catherine & Grosvenor, Ian. (2003). The School I’d like.  London: Routledge Falmer.

Danielson, Charlotte. (1996). Enhancing professional practice. San Francisco, California.

Education Week staff. (selected editions 1999 – 2009). Education Week.

Erickson, H. Lynn. (2001). Stirring the head, heart and soul. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, Inc.

Fisher, Charles, Dwyer, David C., & Yocam, Keith. (1996). Education & technology: Reflections on computing in classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Glatthorn, Allan A. (2000). The principal as curriculum leader.  Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.

Gutek, Gerald L. (2001).  Historical and philosophical foundations of education. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Howe, Kenneth R. & Miramontes, Ofelia B. (1992). The ethics of special education. New York, New York: Teachers College Press.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. (1997). Mapping the big picture.  Alexandria, Virginia:  ASCD.

Jensen, Eric. (1998). Teaching with the brain in mind. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Johnston, Michelle & Cooley, Nancy. (2001). Supporting new models of teaching and learning through technology.  Arlington, Virginia: Educational Research Service.

Lieberman, Ann & Miller, Lynne. (1999). Teachers—transforming their world and their work.  New York: Teachers College Press.

Logan, Kimberly. (1997). Getting the schools you want: a step-by-step guide to conducting your own curriculum management audit. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, Inc.

Marzano, Robert J. (2003). What works in schools.  Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD.

Marzano, Robert J. & Kendall, John S. (1996). A comprehensive guide to designing standards-based districts, schools, and classrooms. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD.

McNeil, John D. (1996). Curriculum:  A comprehensive Introduction.  New York: HarperCollins College Publishers.

Mellard, Daryl F. & Johnson, Evelyn. (2008). RTI: A practitioner’s guide to implementing response to intervention. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.

Miller, John P. & Seller, Wayne. (1985). Curriculum perspectives and practice. White Plains, NY:  Longman, Inc.

Reeves, Douglas B. (2000). Accountability in action. Denver, Colorado: Advanced Learning Press.

Sadker, Myra & Sadker, David.  (2005). Teachers, schools, and society. New York:  McGraw Hill.

Schlechty, Phillip C. (1997). Inventing better schools. San Francisco, California.

Schlechty, Phillip C. (1990). Schools for the  21st century. San Francisco, California.

Thornburg, David. (2002). The new basics: Education and the future of work in the telematic age.  Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD.

Tyler, Ralph W. (1949; 1969). Basic principles of curriculum and instruction.  Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press.

Wiggins, Grant & McTighe, Jay. (1998). Understanding by design.  Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD. 

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Richmond's School Board meets regularly in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. UR Downtown, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and the Office of Alumni and Career Services sponsor regular excursions to their meetings.

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