Access our archived course in Education and Learning to take a sneak peek into how you can gain exposure into the themes and skills associated with a Master of Education.

Course Faculty

Shaunna Harrington, MA and James E. Griffin, EdD are faculty members in the Graduate Education Program in the College of Professional Studies.

 

  • Week 1: Introduction to Culture, Equity, Power and Influence featuring Shaunna Harrington, MA

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the meaning of equity, power, intersectionality, and influence and reflect on their significance for your work as an educator.
    • Learn about what it means to have “Equity in Education.”

    View this week’s featured videos in less than 15 minutes!


     

    Supporting Materials

    Use the following links to support your learning experience.

    Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
    Review this week’s lecture for a framework of the course’s key concepts.
    Intersectionality 101
    Explore this introduction to intersectionality, which provides various definitions and graphics to make the concept more understandable.
    Expertise, Credibility and Influence in Teachers
    Gain an introductory sense of how influence operates.
    Matrix of Oppression
    Review the “Matrix of Oppression” and answer the two questions, at your own convenience.

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  • Week 2: Impact of Economic Inequality on Equity in Education featuring Shaunna Harrington, MA

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss economic inequality, the growing wealth divide in the U.S., and the impact of this on education.
    • Connect economic inequality with culture, equity, power, and influence.
    • Consider whether our education system challenges or reproduces economic inequality.

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    Supporting Materials

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    The Impact of Economic Inequality on Education Equity
    Review this lecture for the week’s main topics of focus.
    Can Educators Close the Achievement Gap
    Examine a discussion between Kati Haycock and Richard Rothstein, two important figures in education, to understand different ways of looking at the impact of social class and economics in education.
    How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement
    Explore the role of poverty in academic learning.
    Boosting Achievement by Pursuing Diversity
    Look at the ways socioeconomically integrated K12 schools improves academic performance for low-income students.

    Bonus Videos

    Be inspired by recent graduates of Education programs at Northeastern.

    Learn about the emerging field of learning analytics featuring Michael Dean, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education and the concentration lead for the Learning Analytics program.

    Hear from higher education leaders in an enlightening panel discussion on global education.

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  • Week 3: Organizational Culture and Social Structure featuring James E. Griffin, EdD

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how various dimensions of organizational social structure interrelate and affect organizational effectiveness.
    • Examine models of structural change: the organizational lifecycle and open system mode.
    • Explore symbolic interpretative approaches to social structure, routines and improvisations, institutionalized practices, and organizations as communities.

    View this week’s videos in less than 22 minutes.


     

    Supporting Materials

    Use the following links to support your learning experience.

    Economic Action and Social Structure
    Learn about how economic action is embedded in structure of social relations.
    Coming to a New Awareness
    Explore this introduction to intersectionality, which provides various definitions and graphics to make the concept more understandable.

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