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.
Evaluate the role of cultural diversity in education.
Describe the effect of cultural diversity on instruction.
Analyze the sociological diversity in schools.
All objectives apply.
Issues and Trends in Current Education
Explore the future of technology in education.
Analyze the role of teachers as teacher leaders.
Describe current legal issues in education.
Summarize current issues in education.
Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment
Identify the importance of Common Core Standards in the educational system.
Compare curriculum design models in relation to student learning.
Determine the relationship between standards, assessments and accountability.
Reflect on the influence of philosophy on instruction.
Develop an educational philosophy.
Analyze educational philosophies.
Evaluate the role of the federal government in education.
Evaluate the evolution of education.
Analyze the education system in a changing world.
Relate important events and their effects on the history of education.
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