London, Amsterdam

September 26th - October 10th, 2017

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In this course we will examine and compare Critical Race Theory and its application to and use in education and education research in the United States and Europe. We will explore the ways in which race has been conceptualized, theorized, and researched within the broader fields that comprise the social sciences and education in both the US and the European contexts. We will also examine the ways in which race intersects with other aspects of difference including, but not limited to gender, class, sexual orientation and native language and citizenship. 

During our time in the UK and Amsterdam, we will engage with EU-based scholars who conduct research on race and educational inequity using CRT and Black Feminist Theories and visit school sites. 

Note: Previous or current enrollment in: EPS 531: Critical Race Theory and Education, EPS 590: Black Feminist Theory and Pedagogy, or EPS 590: Critical Race Theory and Education Research is required to apply for this study abroad program.

Cost: $4300
Includes: airfare, housing, most meals, ground transportation, tourist activities 

Tentative Itinerary

9/27- Depart for London Heathrow Airport
9/28- Arrive in London (rest, personal time)
9/29- Tour of East London, dinner with The Black Feminists founder, Adunni Adams
9/30- Tour of Brixton Market
10/1- Free day
10/2- School visits in Brixton, meet with teachers and school leaders (free time in the evening)
10/3- Presentation in Dr. Nicola Rollock's CRT course, Dr. Dixson, Dr. Brown, and selected graduate students
10/4- Visit schools in East London, meet with teachers and school leaders
10/5- Travel to Amsterdam (rest and free time upon arrival)
10/6- Primary school visit: observe classrooms, meet with teachers and school leaders
10/7- Women of Color conference (all day)
10/8- Free day 
10/9- Secondary school visit: observe classrooms, meet with teachers and school leaders
10/10- Return to US



The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget an additional $600-$1000 for ground transportation, some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

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Interested? Questions? Contact Adrienne Dixson - addixson@illinois.edu or Ruth Brown - rnbrown@illinois.edu