Our work on teaching has focused on two major concerns: teaching working-class students and teaching about class. YSU, like many other state universities and community colleges, enrolls many first-generation college students. These students bring important assets and experience into the classroom, and their success in college depends in part on having faculty and advisors who understand their needs.
Social class is a complex and sometimes uncomfortable subject, and it can be challenging to teach. The CWCS has developed courses and resources that we hope will help secondary and college faculty bring working-class culture into their classrooms.
If you want to share your course syllabus, suggest a resource or teaching strategy, or recommend an article, please contact Tim Francisco.