Art of Social Change: Readings
Fall 2009

Elizabeth Bartholet's NOBODY'S CHILDREN: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative (Beacon Press 1999) [hereafter Nobody's Children] will serve as the course text together with additional course materials. As soon as the additional materials are ready, we will post them below. Simply click on the relevant Assignment Packet and download the PDF file.

Sept. 3Course Overview
Sept. 10Children Dying While in Prison
Sept. 24Reforming Juvenile Justice Systems: Spotlight on New Orleans Post-Katrina
Oct. 1The Secret History of School Choice: A Civil Rights Perspective
Oct. 8The Crisis in International Adoption: Two Sides of the Debate
Oct. 15Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education
Oct. 22Prosecuting Child Abuse: Medical and Legal Perspectives
Oct. 29The Pros and Cons of Expanding Children's Constitutional Rights
Nov. 5Strategies for Reforming Child Protective Systems: The Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate and Other Strategies
Nov. 12Social Entrepreneurship Under the Obama Administration: The New White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
Nov. 19Social Entrepreneurship: "A Kind of Genius," and the Afterschool Alliance


Dec. 3Evaluating Success in Child Welfare Reform: Spotlight on Early Home Visitation


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