EDU-2370 The Contemporary School

3 credits

Prerequisite: EDU-2360, EDU-2365, EDU-TEW1, & ENG-1071 or equivalent.

This course examines the conditions and characteristics of contemporary schooling in the U.S. and other countries. Through comparative educational studies and historical, political, and economic perspectives, students study the processes by which schools and societies are co-constructive. Of specific interest are how cultural norms and beliefs, social conditions, and historical trends affect school climate, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and inclusion. In particular, using educational tools of inquiry, students will learn to systemically analyze a learning environment using frameworks of equity and excellence. Students conduct a collaborative fieldwork project in a local school. 20 hrs. of fieldwork required. (Fall Semester)