Enroll through UCLA Extension and join us this spring at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies for a special new seminar!
Seminar: Current Problems in Comparative Education--Teología Feminista, Teología de la Liberación
UCLA Extension course in Education: XLC M253A
This course is based on dialogue in Spanish in a small-group setting. Students gain an understanding of the history and main thesis of liberation theology, from its inception in Latin America to the present; the work of Latin American and Latina womanist/feminist educators and theologians; the work of Brazilian educator and educational philosopher Paulo Freire; connections of popular education to theology; the influence of social movements inspired by these traditions in Latin America; possibilities for social change that emerge from these movements; concepts of liberation in major world religions; and how these concepts connect to community education worldwide. Prerequisite: Minimum level of proficiency in spoken Spanish. Elective UCLA Extension course for TESOL and TEFL. While the course is taught in Spanish, evaluation papers may be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Restricted course; call (310) 825-0095 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request. Visitors not permitted.
Education 4 units $640 Reg# U8928B
Moore Hall (Graduate School of Education and Information Studies), UCLA campus: Room TBA
April 1-June 10, 11 mtgs.
Call (310) 825-0095 for permission to enroll or contact Lauren Ila Jones at LatLiberEd@gmail.com for more information.
Professor bio: Carlos Alberto Torres, PhD, is Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Director and Founder of the Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA and Co-Founder of the Paulo Freire Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. A native of Argentina, Dr. Torres earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Argentina and Mexico respectively, and earned a Masters Degree and PhD. in International Development Education at Stanford. He has been a visiting professor and lectured at universities and conferences throughout the world. Dr. Torres’ research focuses on issues of equality, equity, and efficiency of elementary, secondary, higher, and adult education. He has written over 40 books, edited dozens of others (including leading texts in the field of comparative education), and contributed more than 100 research articles and chapter. He is active in many professional associations, has held a variety of administrative positions at UCLA, and consults with national and international agencies and programs. Dr. Torres was recently appointed as one of 8 world scholars chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to write the 2009 Global Report on Adult Learning and Education.
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