Introduction to Public Schooling   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 510 - Introduction to Public Schooling

2 credits
This course focuses on broad educational issues including structures, policies, and what it means to be a teacher in a public school. The course will address federal, state, and local structures; governance, and demographics; education finance; standardized testing; teacher associations; California laws; school reform trends; and professional development. Students visit a public elementary school, and write a mini-ethnography.