EDM 563 Educational Foundations: Theory, Practice, Self (3 credits)

Participants will examine their own educational beliefs, personal values, and instructional practices in light of historical/sociological issues, themes, and theoretical approaches to education. This course will emphasize that the structural basis of schooling and what does and doesn’t get taught in schools are deeply embedded in the social, cultural, and political context of a particular time. There will be an emphasis on educators making connections between current and historical struggles in education in order to analyze alternatives to current practices. Through dialogue, readings, and activities, educators will explore issues of equity and social justice for all children.

  • Offering: Fall semester