SOCIAL CONTEXTS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Course level: "Graduate"
"This course examines the historical and philosophical concepts, demographic trends, and current issues in education. An analysis of institutions, technology, and multiculturalism are of focus. An overview of contemporary education policy analysis and development are also examined. The federal, state, local, and institutional levels of policy development are explored. The factors that influence the analysis and development of policy as well as the evaluation and revision of policies are examined. Competency A: Synthesize the influences of historical developments and trends on current educational practices and policies. Competency B: Correlate the relationships between different educational philosophies and educational practices. Competency C: Analyze social theories relevant to education. Competency D: Analyze contemporary issues in the educational environment. Competency E: Evaluate implications of contemporary issues affecting educators and educational institutions. Competency F: Evaluate educational policies through multiple lenses of analysis. Competency G: Investigate the influence policy has on current issues in education. Competency H: Apply policy theory to improve policy evaluation strategies."
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What you'll learn
What you’ll learn