07:752 Overview of Educational Issues [Skinner]

Prerequisites: Admission to the Education graduate program.

The main purpose of this course is to engage students in discussion of the important issues facing the educational system; public, private and band-operated schools. The course is designed to facilitate the study of educational issues, and to think and to make inferences from a combination of premises and perspectives regardless of political correctness, personal perspective or personal advantage.

General topics for study will include: educational perspectives (historical, philosophical, sociological), federal and provincial governmental policies and practices, curriculum as a field study, teacher professionalism, globalization, and educational reform.

Credit cannot be held for both this course and 07:560.

3 lecture hours per week , one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 07:752 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Tom Skinner