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Social, Political, And Cultural Contexts Of Schools
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Historical and Political Influences in Contemporary Education
- Determine a personal stance on historical and current political issues influencing contemporary education.
- Examine historical influences on educational policy.
- Differentiate between historical and contemporary reform movements.
- Compare and contrast current national and local influences on contemporary education.
Cultural Contexts in Education
- Describe how cultural diversity has evolved historically in schools.
- Analyze cultural norms and biases perpetuated in school, state, and national educational policies and practices.
- Examine how decision-making and school climate may be influenced by the cultural norms and biases of school leaders.
- Identify cultural constructs in school.
Diversity and Equity
- Discuss the impact of diversity in schools.
- Identify types of diversity in schools.
- Analyze issues related to assessing learning and social behavior in a diverse environment.
- Examine how perceived student deficits can be assets.
- Differentiate equality and equity.
- Examine issues of equity and equality in the context of diverse school populations.
Social Contexts in Education
- Indentify characteristics of a positive social climate in a school.
- Examine contributing factors to the social climate of a school.
- Examine the roles of school stakeholders in creating and sustaining a positive school climate.
- Develop a plan to engage school stakeholders in creating a positive social environment in schools.
Taking Local Action in Addressing Mandates
- Interpret local and national mandates.
- Examine teacher autonomy versus text based curriculum.
- Discuss individual roles of educators in taking action in local settings.
Schooling a Global Community
- Describe how the global community has historically evolved.
- Compare and contrast positive and negative effects of educational globalization.
- Examine how access to the global educational community can enhance instruction for diverse learners.
- Create a plan for involving learners in the global educational community.
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