Trends and Issues in Education

Trends and Issues in Education

296.00

 

Course Description:

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

Objectives:

 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. 

Texts/Readings:

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: https://archive.org/stream/TheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducation_758/TheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducation#page/n28/mode/1up

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