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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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CUR 525 - Historical Foundations


Credits: 3.0
Note Full Title: Historical Foundations of Current Educational Practices: How Historical Trends Have Shaped Today’s Schools
This course is intended to provide a forum for educators to explore the historical foundations of American education - how historical trends from the Colonial Experience to recent reform movements have molded what schools look like in America today.  The course will employ a historical perspective in order to examine topics such as the physical and temporal aspects of schools, the values and beliefs behind educational policies, the social contect of schooling, leadership practives, and issues in equity and equality in education.

Students will complete an in-depth case study of a school or school system in which they trace a current educational practice or policy, or an aspect of schooling back to its historical roots.



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