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EDTP 506: Public Schools in America (Green): Home

A compilation of resources that may be useful to students in the EDTP 506 course


As stated in the course syllabus, EDTP 506: Public Schools in America "is designed to examine the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education with a particular attention to issues of equity in public education. This course will also contextualize the foundation of education within the current education environment and issues at the national, state, and local levels."

This LibGuide intends to support that purpose by providing in one place a variety of relevant and scholarly resources available to the UofL community. The resources within this guide may be most useful for the completion of the I-Search paper and presentation but can also be applicable for broader education-related research.

Hallmark Assessment Task

For this course, candidates will prepare:

  • A research paper with APA citations
  • A technology-supported presentation about their I-Search paper
  • A one-page graphic handout that summarizes their research study and findings
  • A final reflection


The I-Search paper is also to be "a serous inquiry... into any topic of personal and professional importance." It must include:

  • interviews with two expert our authority sources
  • four text-based scholarly sources (research articles, books, and book chapters).

Featured Resource

Uncovering Racial Logics: Louisville Education

Screenshot of the Uncovering Racial Logics website

Uncovering Racial Logics: Louisville's History of Racial Oppression and Activism is a website created by our Archives and Special Collections that provides resources for people interested in researching or learning more about Louisville’s history of racial activism, segregation, and oppression, specifically in the areas of education, policing, and housing. 

It's section on education gives a comprehensive overview of education in Louisville and expertly weaves published scholarship with archival ephemera.

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