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San Diego Organizing Project: Listening to the community

The University of San Diego gauges community impact in the most direct way possible: they ask the community. The San Diego Organizing Project recruits potential community leaders from churches, baseball leagues, and community-based organizations and asks them how to shape efforts at community building. To date, a group of 75 community members has met three times in the Holy Family Church and identified safety and landlord-tenant relations as key community issues. In response, the group has developed a neighborhood watch, and university law students offer mediation services in housing disputes. Community members are able to offer their assessment in future…

Philosophical and Cultural Foundations of Inclusive Education

Course Description: EDUC 163/263 is an introduction to the philosophical, historical, cultural, and legal foundations of education within the context of a democratic, multicultural society. Within the area of philosophical foundations, students learn about curricular aims proposed by various philosophical traditions. There is an emphasis on progressive formulations that support the inclusion of students of all abilities and backgrounds within an inclusive milieu. In historical foundations students learn about the immigrant experience in the United States, the movement from segregated to integrated schools, and the history of special education, including society’s response to disability at different periods. In cultural foundations…