Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Angela Valenzuela


ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University

Angela Valenzuela

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Interests


Valenzuela's research and teaching interests are in the sociology of education, race and ethnic relations, education policy, school partnerships, urban education reform, and indigenous education.

Biography


Angela Valenzuela is a professor in both the Educational Policy and Planning Program Area within the Department of Educational Administration and the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy.

A Stanford University graduate, her previous teaching positions were in Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (1990-98), as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston (1998-99). In 2007 as a Fulbright Scholar, she also taught in the College of Law at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

Valenzuela is also the author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring and Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth.

She also has a volume that is in press based on her national-level work as director of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP) titled, Growing Critically Conscious Teachers for Latino/a Youth: A Grounded Social Justice Approach (NY: Teachers College Press).

Courses


MAS 392 • Race & Ethnic Relations In Sch

36250 • Fall 2017
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM SZB 376

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MAS 392 • Race & Ethnic Relations In Sch

36085 • Fall 2016
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM SZB 364

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MAS 392 • Race & Ethnic Relations In Sch

35270 • Fall 2015
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM SZB 364

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MAS 392 • Race & Ethnic Relations In Sch

36517 • Fall 2014
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM SZB 364

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MAS 374 • Smnr: Latino Educ Pol In Texas

34670 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A303A

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MAS 374 • Sociocul Influences On Learn

34050 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SZB 240

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MAS 374 • Sociocul Influences On Learn

32610 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM RAS 213

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MAS 374 • Sociocul Influences On Learn

32105 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SZB 296

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MAS 374 • Sociocul Influences On Learn

32520 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM SZB 284

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MAS 308 • Introduction To Policy Studies

32090 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WAG 112

This course examines contemporary Mexican-American issues from the perspective of a policy analyst. Students will learn the basic tools of policy analysis and apply them to a variety of issues and proposed policy solutions. The course has two objectives: (1) To train students how to inform public policy by providing decision makers with objective policy analysis. (2) To help students understand why public policy decisions often diverge from the recommendations made by policy analysts. In other words, this is a course about both policy analysis and the politics behind policymaking.

While the focus of this course is on policy issues that affect Mexican-Americans and/or Latinos, students will learn that policies often have widespread impact on many groups. Policy also often results in unintended consequences.

Students will also learn about the challenges policy analysts face when they attempt to use objective public policy metrics to analyze policies that often have moral or symbolic frames.


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