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EDPL 600: Education
and Society (3) Considers how social institutions influence
-- and in turn are influenced by -- education policies and practices.
Contemporary Social Issues in Education (3). Theoretical
and practical consideration of vital social issues currently affecting
Comparative Education (3). Analyzes and compares leading
issues in education in various countries of the world, particularly
as they relate to crucial problems in American education.
EDPL 606 Political Economy of Education in a Global Context (3) Credit will be granted for only one of the following: EDPL 606 or EDPL 788. Formerly EDPL 788.
Examination of alternative economics perspectives and their implications for education policy and practice internationally, from local to global levels. The connection of education to issues of development, inequality, poverty, gender, and race will be discussed.
EDPL 607 Culture and Education in a Global Context (3)
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: EDPL 788V or EDPL 607. Formerly EDPL 788V.
Examines cultural theories and analyzes cultural influences in education. Course materials and discussion critically analyze cultural transmission and schooling practices. Also examined are politics of culture, multiculturalism, global cultural clashes, and educators as critical culture workers.
Gender and Education (3). The course examines feminist theories
on gender inequity, and analyzes social impacts on girls' and women's
education. Also examined are women's ways of knowing, issues of race
and class, gender and development, ecofeminism and technology for women.
History of Western Education (3). Educational institutions
through the ancient, medieval and early modern periods in western civilization,
as seen against a background of socio-economic development.
History of Education in the United States (3). A study of
the origins and development of education in the United States, emphasizing
the variety of interpretive and methodological concerns that define
Philosophy of Education (3). A study of the great educational
philosophers and systems of thought affecting the development of modern
education, with particular emphasis on recent scholarship on philosophical
problems in education.
Educational Sociology (3). The sociological study of education
as an evolving set of methods and procedures, and body of knowledge.
Focuses on several major theoretical perspectives used by sociologists
Politics of Education (3). Educational institutions as political
entities with an emphasis on their relationships with federal, state,
and local governments as well as with interest groups. The application
of competing models of the political process to the passing of laws,
development of budgets, and the control of the formulation, implementation,
and evaluation of education policies.
Economics of Education (3). An application of economic principles
to the study of education policy. The course content revolves around
issues of efficiency, equity, and freedom of choice. Specific attention
is devoted to school finance litigation and reform, practices for raising
and allocating resources, and educational productivity issues.
Education Policy Analysis I (3). Introduction to the education
policy process, including antecedents, framing of problems and solutions
within policies, policy implementation, and policy consequences. Includes
theoretical and applied readings as well as opportunities to apply concepts
to actual policy issues.
Education Policy/Program Evaluation and Organizational Decision Making
(3). This course examines alternative approaches to the evaluation
of education policies/programs; provides opportunities to conceptualize
and conduct an evaluation; addresses various uses of evaluative information,
including its role in organizational decision making.
Education Policy, Values, and Social Change (3). Examination
of relationships among educational policy, values, and social change.
Roles of educational organizations and institutional change in such
social issues as equity and cultural diversity.
Education Policy and Theories of Change (3). The work of
change theorists in history, economics, political science, philosophy,
sociology and anthropology as it impinges upon education policy.
Culture in Education Policy and Practice (3). The exploration
of culture as it shapes and is reflected in education purposes, policies,
and practices. Participants will have opportunities to engage in cultural
analysis, to analyze unfamiliar cultural habits and associations, to
develop a focus for intensive comparative cultural study in education,
and to integrate a field work component into their studies.
Federal Education Policy (3). Federal involvement in education
in the United States from 1780 to the present, emphasizing the effects
of legislation, court decisions, agencies, and presidential initiatives
on the distribution of education opportunities.
Education Policy and the Young (3). The systematic exploration
of education policy as it has organized, reflected and influenced the
lives of children, youth, and families, with particular emphasis on
American policies and systems.
Education Policy: An International Perspective (3). An analysis
of education policy issues in various parts of the world. Comparisons
with the United States. Teachers' organizations and citizen participation
in policy determination. Ethnic and racial group pressures and attempts
to control education policy.
EDPL 630 Analyzing Systemwide Education Policy (3)
Analysis of how assessments are made of systemwide education policy based on the approaches used in studies of national education policy by international agencies.
The School Curriculum (3). A foundations course embracing
the curriculum as a whole from early childhood through adolescence,
including a review of historical developments, an analysis of conditions
affecting curriculum change, an examination of issues in curriculum
making, and a consideration of current trends in curriculum design.
Principles of Curriculum Development (3). Curriculum planning,
improvement, and evaluation in the schools; principles for the selection
and organization of the content and learning experiences; ways of working
in classroom and school on curriculum improvement.
Communication and the School Curriculum (3). Curriculum development
based on communication as the major vehicle for describing the learner's
interactions with persons, knowledge, and materials in the classroom
and school environment.
Introduction to Educational Leadership (3). Introduction
to Educational Leadership (3). Analysis of the emerging role of educational
administrator leaders in the social, political and legal contexts of
schools, also examines the role of leadership in school improvement.
Planning and Goal Setting in Educational Organizations (3).
Essential aspects of planning for educational organizations addressed
through case studies in instructional programming, community involvement,
fiscal and physical planning.
Management of Change in Educational Organizations (3). Role
of individual as a change agent; issues related to effecting change
within organizational subsystems and total systems are considered. Specific
strategies for successful change in schools are addressed.
Management of Human Resources in Education (3). Fundamental
issues related to the management of human resources. Strategies for
managing human resources; ethical issues confronting managers; personnel
and collective bargaining.
Managing Instructional Improvement (3). Development of knowledge
and skills in the use of data bases to improve instruction.
Leadership for Instructional Improvement (3). Prerequisite: EDPL 645 or permission of
the instructor. Techniques for engaging staff and others in instructional
improvement. Supervisory models and approaches which involve teachers
as members of collegial units.
Seminar on Administration of Instructional Improvement (3).
Prerequisite: EDPL 645, EDPL 646 or equivalent. Analysis and application
of instructional improvement concepts in elementary, middle, and senior
high schools. Implications of research and practice for restructuring.
Professional Seminar in Higher and Adult Education (3). Introduction
to higher and adult eduction as a field of study. Origins, current dimensions
and problems, and emerging issues. Field trips to state and national
capitols, and involvement in professional conferences.
Higher Education Law (3). Selected court opinions, legislation
and executive guidelines regulating higher education. First and fourth
amendment rights of students and faculty, procedural due process, equal
educational opportunity, equal protection in hiring, promotion, non-renewal
and salaries, individual and institutional liability for civil rights
violations and common law torts. No prior legal training required.
Higher Education in American Society (3). Examines the concepts
of academic freedom, corporate autonomy and institutional accountability
with emphasis on twentieth century relationships between higher education
and government in the United States.
Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3).
Basic concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior and
institutional governance structures. The governance and organization
of higher education in the United States.
The Community and Junior College (3). Historical development
and philosophical foundations of community and junior colleges in America
with emphasis on organizational and administrative structures in two
year institutions and the clientele they serve.
Administration of Adult and Continuing Education (3). An
overview of the field of Adult/Continuing Education focusing on the
administration of institutions and organizations that provide both credit
and non-credit educational experiences for adult learners.
Academic Administration. Recommended: EDPL
650. Management of human resources in higher education. Emphasis
on faculty personnel policies: tenure, affirmative action, compensation,
evaluation, development, motivation. Course based on case study method.
History of Higher Education in the United States (3). History
of higher education in America from colonial times to the present with
emphasis on expansion of higher education and the growing complexity
of its structures, organization, and purposes.
Retention Theories and the Impact of College (3). An introduction
to retention theories and the college impact literature. The primary
focus will be to examine the disciplinary and philosophical frameworks
that have informed the development of leading theories and policies.
The Retention of College Students: Academic, Social and Cultural Implications
(3). This course will focus on experience in the academy
and will provide an opportunity to gather interview data from students,
faculty, and staff to contrast and analyze institutional retention efforts.
Research on Ethnic Minorities and Demographic Trends in Higher Education
(3). This course is designed to examine the current research
on ethnic minority student populations including issues of access, campus
climate, racial identity, achievement and motivation. In addition to
student issues, the course will examine issues for faculty of color
in higher education, curriculum and teaching, and leadership and governance.
Essentially students will understand how the broad demographic changes
in the nation have impacted higher education over time.
Policy Formulation in Education (3). Various levels of school
governance. Analysis of policy formation, administration and evaluation
The College Experience (3). This course is designed to provide
students with an overview of the research and scholarship on two of
the major stakeholders in higher education - students and faculty. It
examines the educational experiences of college students in and out
of the classroom in higher education in the United States by focusing
on what students learn and the difference collegiate experiences that
influence their learning.
Developing Learning Communities in Educational Organizations (3).
This course is designed to examine the current research on forms, conditions,
and potentialities for community development in educational organizations.
The course will pay particular attention to institutional and cultural
forces in modern society that hinder or give impetus to new forms of
constructed community. Issues of group and individual development will
be addressed as well.
Education Law & Policy (3). An examination of the way judicial
interpretation of common, statutory, and constitutional law shapes and
constrains educational policy making. Special emphasis on topics framed
under the headings of liberalism and legalism.
Research Issues in Educational Administration (3). Use of
research to improve administrative practice. Administrative role in
the conduct of research and evaluation.
Collective Bargaining in Elementary-Secondary Education (3).
Evolution and impact of collective bargaining in elementary and secondary
education. Impact of collective bargaining on the educational power
structure, third-party community interests and education policy making.
Public School Personnel Administration (3). A comparison
of practices with principles governing the satisfaction of school personnel
needs, including a study of tenure, salary schedules, supervision, rewards,
and other benefits.
School Finance and Business Administration (3). Introduction
to principles and practices in the administration of the public school
finance activity. Sources of tax revenue, the budget, and the function
of finance in the educational program are considered.
Master's Seminar (3). Directed study for master's degree
students writing seminar papers.
Practicum in Educational Administration and Supervision (1-3).
Promotes skill development in managerial, leadership and supervisory
areas. Practicum is based on results of diagnostic instruments and an
individual professional development plan.
Research in Education Policy, Planning and Administration (3).
Introduction to research methods and designs used in studies of Education
Policy and Leadership.
200-399 | 400-499 | 600-699 |
700-799 | 800-899