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Stanford GSE approves major change in program on race, inequality and language

Arnetha Ball
Jul 28 2017
Education, Stanford

The new cross-disciplinary PhD expands opportunities for students and faculty to study issues of race, inequality and language.

What began in 2012 as a somewhat loosely structured opportunity for education students and faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Education to explore issues of race, language and inequality has now been approved as a cross-disciplinary PhD program.

The program on Race, Inequality and Language in Education (RILE) is one of GSE’s most popular. Students who are accepted into the program pursue one set of courses in their core area—for example, educational policy or economics—and another on issues of race, culture, language and poverty.

Through a variety of programs, fellowships, and funding opportunities, VPGE supports diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration on campus.

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