I. Course Description
This course examines models of the schoolÕs relationships to other social institutions, investigating how such relationships affect schooling practice with particular emphasis on understanding the pressures that affect such concens as teacher dropout rates, student achievement and public support for the schools.
II. Major Course Objectives
A. Class members will understand and be able to function as critical practitioners in dealing with the relation between the school and other social institutions. A particular emphasis is placed on two kinds of skills:
a. dealing with practical school problems and developing policy to address them;
b. analyzing educational controversy and developing approaches to deal with it.
B. PREREADING FOR COURSE: Go to http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/VisionDelusion.html
The texts for the course will be: (No texts or multimedia will be available until after planning has been done on Jan 13th.)
Clabaugh & Rozycki Materials for the Social Foundations of Education NewFoundations Press 2009 on CD:
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1. Clabaugh & Rozycki (2009), School and Society: a systemic view
2. Clabaugh & Rozycki (2009), Governance, Law, Finance & Teaching: the Nuts & Bolts of Schooling
3. A Brief History of Education
4. Workbook: Social Foundations of Education
Clabaugh & Rozycki, Analyzing Controversy, Fourth Edition NewFoundations Press 2008
Also, a number of articles to be downloaded from WWW.
C. Course related documents may be found with the search engines at the following interlinked websites:
Other relevant texts and documents are available on the World Wide Web
III. Learning Activities
Teaching methodologies will include the use of lectures, dialogue, diagnostic session, visual displays, question and answer periods, case studies, situational simulations and immediate evaluation feedback.
The following grades are used: A (4.0); A- (3.7); B+ (3.3); B (3.0); B- (2.7); C+ (2.3); C (2.0); F (0.0)
The grade of I (incomplete) is given when the course requirements have not been met for excuseable reasons. The maximum limit for completing an incomplete grade is one calendar year. A student may withdraw from the course for any reason at any time prior to the completion of the course and shall receive the grade of W. Pennsylvania Teaching Certification requires a minimal grade of B.
A. Group/Individual Presentations: 1) A synopsis of readings will be presented to the class and discussion led on an application of that material.
B. Examinations and/or additional optional assignments: quizzes, short essays or projects may be offered as optional work. All required material must be minimally adequate and may be resubmitted once. Inadequately prepared optional work will not be counted, nor can it be resubmitted. A final examination may be given.
C. Papers: Several short papers are assigned which analyze required field experiences and simulations in terms of theories reviewed in class.
VI. Appeal Procedure for Student Academic grievances. (See Student Handbook.)
VII. Academic Fraud
The Center for Education strictly enforces the UniversityÕs policy on cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic fraud. Commission of such makes the student liable to sanctions ranging from failure in the course to expulsion from the University. (See appropriate parts of the Student Handbook.)TO TOP
WKBK Addenda AnCon
School & Society
What is the scope of this course?
Professional expectations: events -- structures
W53, 85, 119 AC1, appxA, B,
What do schools do?
Mission v Function (web)
SIM: school goals
W33 films AC2, 3, 9 N1 ,2 SS1, 2
What is expected of schools?
Images & Benefits
W49 priorities AC4, 5, 6
What are school problems?
(Hyp Ex 1)
Hypothesizing AC7, 8, 12 N 3, 4, 5
How can we deal with conflict?
Functions of Conflict: Bangin' in Little Rock
(Hyp Ex 2)
How to Operationalize
Fair Play v Fair Share
W37, 39, 167, 189 AC13, 14 SS3, 4
Are school controversies real?
Dealing with Controversy
W183 AC10, 15 N6, 7, 8 SS 5-7
Fair Play v Fair Share
Random Drug Test SIM
Criteria / Authority
Prob Analysis DUE W171 TestSIM AC16, 17 SS8-11 3/3 SPRING BREAK
How do people differ?
Culture, Race & Ethnicity
Wayward Girl SIM
Sch Bd Report DUE
Basic Org Conflicts
AC18 N13, 14
How is society changing?
Education & Immigration
Film Comp DUE
Organization vs. People?
Basic Org Conflicts
Controversy Analysis DUE
What should be taught?
Teacher Dropouts Revisited
Ritual vs Achievement
4/14 RESEARCH 4/21 RESEARCH 4/28 RESEARCH