EDP 600: Social and Political Issues

Synonym:

73548 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Laura Thomas

Credits:

2

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 3/25 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 3/26 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 4/15 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 4/16 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 5/6 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 5/7 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy
Required of and restricted to Central NH Cluster Experienced Educator students who entered in Fall 2010; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar's Office via Antioch email.

This course will look at the context for schooling in America in the twenty-first and latter half of the twentieth centuries. We will look at the relationship between what is happening in society and public education; we will also look at the forces both within and outside the school that direct and constrain the process of education. We will pay particular attention to the role of the teacher in the patterns of teaching, learning, determining curricula and governance that characterize schools.