Education's roots are in philosophy, sociology, history, and psychology. This course focuses on understanding the foundations of the education professions and the rationales for schooling in this culture and in others, including the development of curriculum goals, instructional methods, and professional ethics. Particular attention is given to social justice and equity issues, and resulting school law, organization, and finance in the United States. Students develop and articulate a personal educational philosophy, and discuss the settings where they will best be able to act on their beliefs and values. Substantial work in educational writing and policy analysis and research is required.
Triad: College Composition II
Prerequisite: EDU 215 Classroom Observation K-12 or consent of instructor.