2021-2022 Catalog

EDU 505 Contemporary Issues in Education


EDU 500 or EDU 501

Bullying and debates about curriculum, standards and accountability are everyday issues in conversations in schools throughout the U.S. In many ways, schools are microcosms of our diverse communities and society. This survey course examines contemporary issues impacting schools and the American education system by analyzing the evolving relationship among schools, communities, states and national education goals and initiatives. Students learn how to examine social, political, economic and legal issues in education from both historical and contemporary perspectives through dialogue and appreciation of diverse views.