Justice Matters: On Their Own – Youth in America

Professor Michelle Filling leads the ECG 100 course On Their Own: Youth in America. One of the Engagements with the Common Good courses, this course examines social justice from the vantage point of children and young adults in America. Students in this class explore the impact of family, education, class, and gender on child and adolescent development and look specifically at the experiences of children and youths in the foster care system. Students enrolled in the course work directly with the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program, Pennsylvania Youth Advocacy Board, and the Education Law Center. The syllabus reads: “In this course, we will examine how we can contribute to creating a world that recognizes how power manifests our culture and simultaneously advocates for dignity and equality for all, regardless of difference.”

Submitted by: J. Hasse, Reference Librarian

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