Education Foundations   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

SP 431 - Education Foundations

This course will address such topics as current educational issues, educational mandates, schooling in a changing pluralistic society, human relations and discrimination issues in education, and legal and political forces influencing American education and the teacher’s professional roles and responsibilities. By examining the child as an individual and as part of a larger community, this course will cover topics to promote interventions such as the child as learner, the psychology of human learning, cognitive/social development, psychology of the exceptional child, and cross-cultural human relation perspectives in psychology and education. Literacy theories, literacy programs, model classrooms, and the evaluation of curriculum will be explored. (3 credits)