Social, Political, and Economic Foundations of Education   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

ED 305 - Social, Political, and Economic Foundations of Education

3 Unit(s)
This course is designed to provide the teacher candidate with the theory, philosophy, and examples of the social, political, and economic foundations of education. Emphasis in this course will be on historical, legal and ethical, philosophical and political issues that occur in both general education and special education settings. In addition, this course provides both an overview of the teacher certification process in California and focuses on broad educational issues of structures, policies, equity, and what it means to be a teacher in a public school. Specifically, candidates will investigate the following general and special education topics: federal, state, and local structures; governance and demographics; education finance; standardized testing; teacher associations; California laws; school reform trends; and professional development.