Trends and Issues in Education

Trends and Issues in Education



Course Description:

This class focuses on the impact on students from the changes in technology, governmental/political and global competitiveness.


 Learn about trends and issues of the past that have influenced education in a positive and negative direction.  

Review the history and philosophy of education. 

Learn about current trends that are affecting the classroom in curriculum, testing, and assessments. 


The required readings are found in the texts and a series of articles on the Internet.  The required text is:  Gatto, J.T. (2001). The underground history of education.NY: Village Press. The text is available for reading free on line at:

2 semester credits Ed501

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