Contemporary Challenges in Public Education: The American Perspective

EDTR 212

Requires students to synthesize the historical context of the American education system with the with the ever-fluctuating trends and issues affecting today's society in order to develop a unique and independent perspective.  Students are presented with the materials and skills required to analyze the educational history that drives current issues and developments in reform measures, as well as, the advantages and flaws inherent in previous attempts to improve our education system. Through an intensive investigation of primary and secondary sources, field-based observations, interviews with current educational leaders, and Socratic seminars, students will develop a critical comprehension of the problematic matter of ensuring American students have effective public, private, and post-secondary educational systems.   Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

  • Prerequisite(s) : ENGL 101 and EDTR 101 or permission of the Program Coordinator
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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