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IAP 2010 Activity

Education, Equity, and Development
John Wong alum, 1992
Tue Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, 02-05:00pm, 9-450B

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

One definition of basic need is the minimum resources necessary for subsistence and physical well-being. While education is not essential for survival and safety, it is necessary to the socio-economic growth. Access to education is also considered a basic human right and educational aspiration is a cultural value integral to many communities. Therefore, education as a factor in the formation and growth of a community should be explored.

The class will introduce students to the state of education affecting communities. They will discuss educational issues that urban planners, policy makers, and others in positions affecting community growth should perceive and understand. Both courses will include reading, discussion, and two site visits to Boston homeless shelters.
Contact: John Wong, (508) 785-1785, johnwongdover@hotmail.com
Sponsor: Urban Studies and Planning
Latest update: 24-Nov-2009

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Last update: 19 August 2010