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School And Society (ECH-601)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0807-601-001
Instructor: Carl Mirra
Days: Monday 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Location: Garden City - Levermore Hall 314
Credits: 3

For majors and non-majors

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The course analyzes the dynamics of how the schools are influenced by social, economic, cultural, and ideological forces and change. Addressing the history of specific school programs as well as comparisons to educational systems around the world, it evaluates educational policy and the ethical responsibility of teachers. Field project required.

Learning Goals:   PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES – based on the goals of the Conceptual FrameworkThe focus is on the intimate relationship between school and society. Upon completion of the course, students should have a familiarity with and an understanding of the teaching implication of the following concepts;ScholarshipExplain the workings of schools and the relationship between school and society in the U.S.Reflective PracticeRelate the issues of school and society to relevant themes and people who have contributed prominently to the dialogue around the topic.

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