This course examines the major issues in United States education and their historical, social, cultural, and economic basis. Participants examine educational philosophies and develop a personal educational philosophy. The role of cultural diversity in education, the implications of instructing diverse student populations, curriculum design models, and standards are also explored.
Relate important events and their effects on the history of education.
Analyze the education system in a changing world.
Evaluate the evolution of education.
Evaluate the role of the federal government in education.
Diversity in Education
Evaluate the role of cultural diversity in education.
Analyze the sociological diversity in schools.
Describe the effect of cultural diversity on instruction.
Analyze educational philosophies.
Develop an educational philosophy.
Reflect on the influence of philosophy on instruction.
Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment
Determine the relationship between standards, assessments and accountability.
Compare curriculum design models in relation to student learning.
Identify the importance of Common Core Standards in the educational system.
Issues and Trends in Current Education
Summarize current issues in education.
Describe current legal issues in education.
Analyze the role of teachers as teacher leaders.
Explore the future of technology in education.
All objectives apply.
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