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Education

Spring 2012

101. Contemporary American Education
Charles Dorn T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25

203. Educating All Students
Doris Santoro M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25
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.

215. Adolescents in School
Doris Santoro M 4:00 - 6:55
Engages students in a study of adolescent development within the context of teaching and learning in schools. How do adolescents learn and develop? Why are identity and context so influential in adolescent learning and development? What practices and principles can schools/adults employ to promote adolescent engagement, motivation, interest in and skills for learning? Begins with classic conceptions of identity development, then moves to more contemporary understandings of adolescence as it both affects and is affected by school. Topics include physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the secondary school student and how this development impacts and is impacted by the learning environment.

233. Latino Education: Family, Culture, and Schooling
Mariana Cruz T 1:00 - 2:25, TH 1:00 - 2:25
Examines the education of Latinos and Latinas in the US through the exploration of varying historical, political, cultural, and socio-economic contexts. As a whole, the course is organized around three major themes: family, culture, and the notion of "una buena educación" (a good education/schooling). Course materials and assignments offer a comprehensive review of theory, research, and practice in Latino education that include influential studies in the field of Latino education, statistical data-sets on demographics and educational attainment, and creative/activist cultural production by Latino/Chicano artists. This course is intended to capture the field of Latino Education at this point in time.

302. Student Teaching Practicum
Charles Dorn
Required of all students who seek secondary public school certification, this final course in the student teaching sequence requires that students work full time in a local secondary school from early January to late April. Grading is Credit/D/Fail. Education 304 must be taken concurrently. Students must complete an application and interview.

304. Seminar: Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Charles Dorn TH 4:00 - 6:55
Taken concurrently with Education 302, Student Teaching Practicum. Considers theoretical and practical issues related to effective classroom instruction.

304. Seminar: Analysis of Teaching and Learning
Charles Dorn TH 4:00 - 6:55
Taken concurrently with Education 302, Student Teaching Practicum. Considers theoretical and practical issues related to effective classroom instruction.

325. Mindfulness in Education
Kathryn Byrnes T 8:30 - 9:55, TH 8:30 - 9:55
An exploration of the educational techniques/methods that human beings have found, across cultures and time, to concentrate, broaden, and deepen awareness of thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Holistic and interdisciplinary lens on the theory and processes of how people learn. Focus on educational models that encourage and foster mindful learning such as Montessori and Waldorf. Seminar-style dialogue on course readings complemented by contemplative practices such as yoga, meditation, tai chi.