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Foundations of Education

Subject: ED
Course Number: 385
Credits: 3 Credits
Available Online: No
This course introduces students to the philosophical, historical, sociological and legal foundations upon which current educational theory and practice is constructed. Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of: the role of schools as organizations within the larger community, including the historic figures and events that contributed to these under-standings; the legal rights and responsibilities of students, teachers and schools within the society; importance of ethics and collaboration as part of educational practice; the diversity of philosophical approach to learning and instruction; and the variety of student needs that schools must address in public and Lutheran schools in the United States. (Prerequisite: upper level standing)
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