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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
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EDU 318 - Educational Reform and Policy


Prerequisites: EDU 200  and EDU 202 
Fulfills a requirement in the Elementary Education major
This course examines how U. S. education policy has evolved and is currently designed and implemented. Students will develop an understanding of policymaking frameworks, which draw substantially from public and private sector interests. The course emphasizes the interplay between institutions, political leaders, special interest groups, public agencies, and the cultural ideals and assumptions that give shape to public policy and action. The course will provide opportunities for in-depth examination of current educational and social policy. Students will be expected to consider and debate divergent stances on key educational issues and will be challenged to think carefully about the underlying theory and empirical evidence that supports, or contests, various reforms. Educational Reform and Policy explores fundamental constructs relevant to the role of education in society both inside and out of K-12 schooling.

3 credits
Fall, Spring



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