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SI: The School to Prison Pipeline: From Punishment to Abolitionist Pedagogies

Starts Jun 1, 2021
30.0 credits

$450 Enroll

Full course description

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Course Introduction

What is the school-to-prison pipeline, how do schools and educators contribute to it, and how can we work to disrupt it? This four-day workshop will focus on understanding the system of mass incarceration and its relationship to schooling. We will explore: (1) the historical roots of mass incarceration in the U.S., (2) its current manifestations via schools and how these intersect with discipline (especially its impact on the over disciplining of Black boys and girls), and (3) examples of educational policies and practices that attempt to disrupt the pipeline.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, students will:

  • Explore the historical underpinnings of mass incarceration and how incarceration exists in the present day.
  • Understand the role that schools play in the school-to-prison pipeline and which students are made most vulnerable.
  • Investigate efforts among researchers, policy makers, activists, and educators in disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.


Course Dates

June 1 - June 24

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course on the following days and times:

Tuesday, June 1, 2pm-5pm

Thursday June 3, 2pm-3:30pm

Tuesday June 8, 2pm-5pm

Thursday June 10, 2pm-3:30pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2pm-5pm

Thursday, June 17, 2pm-3:30pm

Tuesday, June 22, 2pm-5pm

Thursday, June 24, 2pm-3:30pm

*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Dinorah Sánchez Loza

Summer Institute Course Theme

Overcoming Systemic Racism in Schools



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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