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 Course Title:   Issues and Trends in Education

 Title Abbreviation:   ISSUES/TRENDS IN EDUCATI

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Review and discussion of current issues and special topics regarding school, community, and home relationships affecting education.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of local and national legislative issues affecting education, educational environments, students and their families.
  2. Participate in pair or group discussions either against or in favor of particular issues.
  3. Display an awareness of local groups, agencies, and programs which impact education, educational issues and environments at a local, regional and national level.
  4. Identify articles, publications and other presentations which are relevant to education, families and communities.
  5. Review information, as above, and present a viewpoint orally or in writing on the material reviewed.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

Course Contents

  1. Issues of bias.
  2. Child care.
  3. Cultural pluralism.
  4. Alternative education.
  5. Violence in the schools/home/community – gangs.
  6. School systems/organizational structure.
  7. Bilingual and multi-cultural education.
  8. Advocacy in and for issues, i.e. how to, when to, who should, etc.
  9. Charter schools.
  10. School vouchers.
  11. Compensatory education.
  12. Teacher preparation.