The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. An important aspect of this mission is improving leadersâ ability to identify problems of practice and potential solutions using appropriate data sources and analysis techniques. In a time when schools are failing to fully support all studentsâ development, educational leaders must fully understand how to articulate questions and problems that can be addressed formally and informally using data and research. EDUC 536 Inquiry Methods II requires us to expand our knowledge base regarding how to use research conducted by others and to conduct research on our own. This course requires that students learn to articulate a question that can be answered through data collection and analysis, construct data collection tools, collect data, and analyze that data to answer the question(s) posed, all related to a problem of practice in their field.
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USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.