H440 Course Syllabus Spring 2019 (1).docx - EDUC H440 Education and American Culture COURSE SYLLABUS ~ SPRING 2019 Daniel Webster School 46 Professor

H440 Course Syllabus Spring 2019 (1).docx - EDUC H440...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 12 pages.

EDUC H440- Education and American Culture COURSE SYLLABUS ~ SPRING 2019 Daniel Webster, School 46 Professor: Tameka N. Ardrey, Ph.D. Office: ES3116 Phone: 317-274-6830 Email: [email protected] Course Meets: Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm Office Hours: By appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION Welcome to EDUC H440: Education and American Culture. This course aims to help you understand the broad context of teaching in the United States and, in particular, urban schools and communities. The relations between democracy and education are key to understanding educational problems, policies and practices in the U.S. Understanding the historical, social, political, and cultural roots and relationships between government and schooling is fundamental to the study and improvement of education practice, and hence, an important domain of inquiry for preservice teachers at the beginning of their preparation. This class is about why we teach, why schools exist, and the importance of socio-historical context. The goal of this course is to enable you, as future teachers, to become more aware of and sensitive to the complex dynamics underlying education in the United States, so that you in return can best advocate for the children and communities you will serve through your professional practice. LEARNING OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES As a diligent reader and participant in class, you should, by the end of the course: Recognize how historical, philosophical, and social forces help to shape education systems. Learn how successful teachers draw on the foundations of education to guide actions, decisions, and practice. See how schools change over time to make the best of differing views of the ends, means, and outcomes of education. Critically analyze current educational issues that affect children, families and communities from historical, philosophical and social perspectives. 1
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Identify the historical and philosophical roots of education and schools in American culture. Refine a personal philosophy and pedagogy of teaching. Expand capacity for critical thought, reflection, and creativity. Explore questions about the nature of democracy in education and schooling in American society. Consider the approaches necessary to become an effective educator in the 21st century. REQUIRED TEXT Spring, Joel. (2018). American Education (18 th edition). New York: Routledge. Emdin, Christopher. (2016). For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too… Boston: Beacon Press. ADDITIONAL READING Any additional readings for this course may come from journal articles and/or other resources placed on Canvas [ under the Course Documents ] & listed on the weekly course outline attached to this document. Please read them in advance and be prepared to refer to the articles’ information in our class discussions, your postings for the course, and future assignments.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
  • Fall '19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes