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EDU 101 Teachers & Teaching in America

In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of schooling in American society. They examine the control and governance of schools by comparing the roles of the different education agencies (local, state, federal) and exploring the interaction of these different agencies. Students will also compare the structure of schools at different levels (elementary, middle, secondary) and analyze the relationship between the structure and the purpose schooling is intended to serve within society. Students also investigate the relationship between schools and society, in particular, the conflicting
societal goals for schooling and the diverse societal pressures which impact on the schools’ ability to achieve the intended or articulated goals.