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    Rivier University
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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ED 511 - History and Issues in American Education

This course examines the ideas, theories, and events that have shaped Education in America 1600 to present. Schools are examined as social constructs which reflect cultural beliefs about the aims and purposes of education, including notions of who should and should not be educated and to what end. Access to quality education is viewed as a civil rights issue and curriculum is recognized as a mechanism capable of hindering or promoting social justice through the maintenance or transformation of existing social structures. Issues are examined in the context of social, political, and cultural values of contemporary society.  Participants are introduced to the conceptual framework underpinning the Rivier Curriculum Unit Plan, the Rivier Licensure Portfolio, and the knowledge, skills and disposition to be demonstrated by all Rivier teacher candidates. Field hours are program specific.



Prerequisites & Notes
Twenty-five field experience hours are required.

Credits: 3

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