EDUC 118 - Introduction to Education: Schooling and Multicultural Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Education (EDUC)
Department: School of Education
Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Other Course Info:
(non-LSA).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on the role of education in today’s multicultural society. Topics will include the implications of our increasingly diverse population for schooling; principles of how humans learn; ways schools facilitate student achievement (or not); and the various meanings and values attached to literacy in our culture. In addition to readings and discussions, there will opportunities for hands-on experiences and interactions with K-12 students in schools.

We will examine representations of education in policy documents, popular culture, and scholarly work. Adopting an historical perspective, we will look at the origins of public schooling in the U.S., considering how the ideals upon which it was founded have (or have not) been realized and for whom. We will probe the different experience of schooling across racial, ethnic, class, and gender lines. We will interrogate theories of learning and their manifestations both inside and outside the classroom. Finally, we will consider the acquisition and practices of literacy in our society.

EDUC 118 - Introduction to Education: Schooling and Multicultural Society
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
26325
Open
13
1EDU EDPA
 
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MW 10:30AM - 12:00PM
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