Thursday 19th April 2018
12:30pm in TCU Bookstore Room 209
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Sabina Vaught about her book Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School. An institutional ethnography of race and gender power in one juvenile prison school system, Compulsory has major implications for public education. Through an analysis of the experiences of prisoners, teachers, state officials, mothers, and more, it provides insight into the broad compulsory systems of schooling, asking readers to reconsider understandings of the role, purpose, and value of state schooling today. Brown bag lunch, desserts provided.