EDU 538 Educational Policy Seminar
This course focuses on the societal and political contexts in which schools operate. After first becoming aware of various theories regarding educational policy issues and the various dimensions (or frames of reference) from which they can be viewed, learners will examine various issues that are likely to have an impact on classroom teaching and learning. Each week the learner will defend a personal stance based on the readings and additional supportive research. Educational policy areas likely to be considered include those having to do with governance, curriculum, accountability, personnel development, and school finance.