Discusses contemporary concerns in American and global education: National and local initiatives in education, the evolving relationship between schools and communities, impacts of public policy on the educational enterprise, and current social, political, economic, and legal issues influencing schools are explored from American and global perspectives

Examines theory, research, and practices relating to critical issues faced by educators today. Discusses contemporary concerns in American and global education: National and local initiatives in education, the evolving relationship between schools and communities, impacts of public policy on the educational enterprise, and current social, political, economic, and legal issues influencing schools are explored from American and global perspectives. Evaluates the future of education in both industrial and developing countries, including growth of learning needs and inequities both within and between countries. Emphasizes problem identification, analysis, and remediation, with the latter focusing on “best of breed” innovative practices.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Required Resources Textbook

Tozer, S.E., Senese, G., &Violas, P. C. (2013). School and society: Historical and contemporary perspectives (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Required Resources – Articles

Baker, B., Sciarra, D., &Farrie, D. (2014). Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card. Retrieved from http://www.schoolfundingfairness.org/National_Report_Card_2014.pdf

Baker, B.,& Corcoran, S. (2012). The Stealth Inequities of School Funding: How State and Local School Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Student Spending. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education/report/2012/09/19/38189/the-stealth-inequities-of-school-funding/

Brackemyre, T. (2012). Education to the Masses: The Rise of Public Education in Early America. History Scene. Retrieved from http://www.ushistoryscene.com/uncategorized/riseofpubliceducation/

Cobb, N. (2014). Climate, Culture and Collaboration: The Key to Creating Safe and Supportive Schools. Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers. Retrieved from: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=1bde4a76-6090-47af-8294-13f37c6936c7%40sessionmgr110&vid=16&hid=112

Gardner, H. (2011). To improve U.S. education, it’s time to treat teachers as professionals. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/to-improve-us-education-its-time-to-treat-teachers-as-professionals/2011/07/18/gIQA8oh2LI_story.html

Garrity, C., &Jens, K. (1997). Bully Proofing Your School: Creating a Positive Climate. Intervention in School & Clinic. Retrieved from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=2&sid=1bde4a76-6090-47af-8294-13f37c6936c7%40sessionmgr110&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=9703123351

Hiler, T., &Hatalsky, L.(2014). TEACH Grant Trap: Program to Encourage Young People to Teach Falls Short. Third Way. Retrieved from  http://www.thirdway.org/memo/teach-grant-trap-program-to-encourage-young-people-to-teach-falls-short

Hinduja, S.,& Patchin, J. (2015). Cyberbullying Legislation and Case Law: Implications for School Policy and Practice. Retrieved from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying-legal-issues.pdf

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