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Roberta Ahlquist
Professor in the Secondary Education department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
35 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
41996 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Would take again" "Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback"

Professor Ahlquist is very passionate about the topics that she teaches. She wants us to learn for the sake of learning and so that we can make positive changes in the world. She invited us to connect to people we would not normally speak with about issues such as race, gender, social class and challenged us to think critically about all issues.

11/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
EDSC 172A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Assignments galore" "Tough Grader"

She expects you to share her opinions, you'll be penalized if you don't. Readings and discussions have nothing to do with how to create lessons. Doesn't provide rubrics of grading criteria, so you never know what grade you'll get. Assignment directions are scattered and inconsistent when compared between syllabus, calendar, and class explanations.

05/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
172A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

This course from beginning to end is shameful political indoctrination. Either you accept the indoctrination or expect insults. Course material and political views are decades out of date. Course is not evidence based and places ideology and politics ahead of facts. The instructor needs to retire before doing more harm to teacher education.

01/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
EDSC 172A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A-

This class is really hard! I think every teacher needs to take this course, but maybe with a different professor. She needs to start using rubrics! Rubrics are not just for grades, they are there to be helpful guidelines. Her objectives are vague, and leaves students confused as to what she wants.

08/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
edsc172A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great course, wonderful instructor..all people should have to take it.

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
seced01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Eye opening course. I learned a lot. She is very knowledgable and a caring teacher.

11/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
edsc01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

A class that every teacher should have under their 'belt'

10/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDSEC1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This teacher totally prepares student teachers for realities that will be faced in classes. We learn how whiteness is viewed from many nonwhite perspectives. Truth can be painful; but it will help when teaching Great Professor, socratic method.

06/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDSC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I know not everyone liked her, but she influenced me more than any other teacher I've had. Her class and my student-teaching and coaching experiences transformed me into a social activist first, teacher second. I know I have made a life-long difference on several of my students and athletes, and that would never have happened if not for Roberta.

06/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
EDSC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Ahlquist knows her stuff. If you felt uneasy in her class, her mission was accomplished. She can only take you as far on this topic as you are willing to go, but she professionally pushes everyone to get out of their comfort zone. I think we need her, or someone like her, to keep us honest.

11/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
EDSC180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Classroom is NOT a safe space--be forewarned coming in. Painful to sit through class even if you AGREE with her; she'll talk right over you and ignore points if you disagree. Consistently misquotes and misrepresents facts in classrooms--a pity, because she knows her stuff, and cares about her subject greatly. Did far more harm than good.

08/13/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
EDSEC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awful professor. She looks down on minorities as always needing help who are unable to "escape" from their poverty stricken world because of white prejudice. That's the sum of what she teaches you for the entire class.

09/25/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDSEC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This classroom lacks diverse viewpoints. Any expression of a point of view that differs from Prof. Ahlquist's is actively discouraged. Since it is a course on multiculturalism, I had expected to hear a broad spectrum of opinions. Grades are based on what she thinks you deserve which depends on the degree to which you agree with her.

09/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EDSEC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Often came to class completely unprepared.Killed time with meaningless "class discussions" that had nothing to do with education.Assignments were deliberately vague,which allowed her to criticize your work in any way she pleased.Skillfully evades questions by answering a question with a question.Uses class to spread her personal political beliefs.

06/18/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
SecEd01 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's a gem. Too many students are only interested in a grade. Take the content seriously and you'll learn a lot.

06/12/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EDSC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Outstanding curriculum;very relevant to teaching - have used ideas from her class every day in my teaching. Supportive, understanding, totally clear eyed and courageous; 100% for the kids. Makes you question your complacent suppositions; makes you see what is really out there. She's the Best.

04/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Seced1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. You need to be open to 'hear' her ideas

12/24/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Multi172A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Passionate, but horribly disorganized; syllabus incomprehensible. Claims to want open discussion, but is totally dismissive of anybody who disagrees with or questions her. Much of what she teaches is terribly important, and she does a pretty good job. But there's also a lot of junk: e.g. capitalism as the root of all evil. Avoid if possible.

07/29/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDSC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Loads of reading, pointless discussions, and meaningless assignments. Terrible...

05/08/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDSC172 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I was a little worried when I found out I had to be in her class because of all the previous ratings. I think she must have changed since some of the previous posts. She did tend to be unorganized, however, the readings were interesting and she was open to other viewpoints. The class is a lot of work, but you will learn lots on multicultural ed.

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