Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to important foundations of American education. The focus is on the role of schools in American society, and the diversity of learners in schools today. Legal, historical and special education issues impacting the education of learners in American schools are introduced. The structure and governance of schools, issues related to curriculum, and the profession of teaching will also be explored. The course will also introduce the students to theories and theorists, and the importance of planning for instruction including writing lession goals and objecties through the creation of learning segments. The ultimate goal of this course is to help students begin to develop critical and multiple perspectives about education in a democratic society, and the importance of meeting the needs of all learners in this setting.
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