Fall 2012 Courses

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101. Contemporary American Education
Casey Meehan T 8:30 - 9:55, TH 8:30 - 9:55 Searles-215
Examines current educational issues in the United States and the role schools play in society. Topics include the purpose of schooling; school funding and governance; issues of race, class, and gender; school choice; and the reform movements of the 1990s. The role of schools and colleges in society’s pursuit of equality and excellence forms the backdrop of this study.
203. Educating All Students
Doris Santoro T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 Sills-107
An examination of the economic, social, political, and pedagogical implications of universal education in American classrooms. Focuses on the right of every child, including physically handicapped, learning disabled, and gifted, to equal educational opportunity. Requires a minimum of twenty-four hours of observation in a local elementary school.
212. Gender, Sexuality and Schooling
Doris Santoro T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Adams-406
Schools are sites where young people learn to “do” gender and sexuality through direct instruction, the hidden curriculum, and peer-to-peer learning. In schools, gender and sexuality are challenged, constrained, constructed, normalized, and performed. Explores instructional and curricular reforms that have attempted to address students’ and teachers’ sexual identities and behavior. Examines the effects of gender and sexual identity on students’ experience of school, their academic achievement, and the work of teaching. Topics may include Compulsory Heterosexuality in the Curriculum; The Gender of the Good Student and Good Teacher; Sex Ed in an Age of Abstinence.
251. Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice
Kathleen O'Connor T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55 The Hazelton Room (Kanbar 109)
Explores theories and methods of teaching writing, emphasizing collaborative learning and peer tutoring. Examines relationships between the writing process and the written product, writing and learning, and language and communities. Investigates disciplinary writing conventions, influences of gender and culture on language and learning, and concerns of ESL and learning disabled writers. Students practice and reflect on revising, responding to others’ writing, and conducting conferences. Prepares students to serve as writing assistants for the Writing Project.
301. Teaching and Learning
Nancy Jennings M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Chase Barn Chamber
A study of what takes place in classrooms: the methods and purposes of teachers, the response of students, and the organizational context. Readings and discussions help inform students’ direct observations and written accounts of local classrooms. Peer teaching is an integral part of the course experience. Requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of observation in a local secondary school. Education 303 must be taken concurrently with this course.
303. Curriculum
Nancy Jennings M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Chase Barn Chamber
A study of the knowledge taught in schools; its selection and the rationale by which one course of study rather than another is included; its adaptation for different disciplines and for different categories of students; its cognitive and social purposes; the organization and integration of its various components. Education 301 must be taken concurrently with this course.