The Inaugural Jean Augustine Chair Dr. Nombuso Dlamini teaches the Urban Education course in the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies Department.  This course examines the new urban environment as it intersects with schooling and the making and constituting of social identities.  This seminar also works to explore the social and cultural issues often associated with today’s urban schools. With reference to social class, ethnicity, race and immigration, we examine how school curricula and programs relate to the educational, social and cultural demands and needs of students. Topic areas include: conceptions of urban community; urban communities, schools and the heterogeneous student population; multicultural and anti-racism education as responses to the needs of today’s students; youth culture in conflict with the school’s culture; inclusive schools. (Same as Linguistics 6284 3.0)