Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: A&H Writing
|The American School||Joel Spring||McGraw Hill (8th ed., 2011)||978-0-07-809784-3|
Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to use concepts and methods of history, philosophy, and the social sciences to grasp the interrelationship between society and education. By the end of this course, students will be able to: • Identify a few of the key historical, political and philosophical movements in American education. • Articulate some of the social, cultural, and global issues surrounding American education today. • Explain and understand some of the evolution of the American school and how it has arrived to the current condition.
Course Content: Topics that will be explored through reading, discussions, and other media include: historical foundations of American education, the pervasive influence of the Common School, the influence of immigration, the influence of educational philosophers, the influence of the American culture, and globalization and the American school.
Method of Presentation: Lecture, whole class discussion, small group discussion
Method of Evaluation: Response papers, research paper, presentations, class participation, final exam