Assorted topics related to the field of education and education-related issues. May be repeated with different topics for credit. May not be taken pass/fail.
Fall Semester informationRebecca Alexander
290A: Tps: Banned Books
Winter Term informationEva Weisz
290A: Tps:Public or Private? A Comparison of Education
Spring Semester informationM McVorran
290A: Tps:Introduction to Education Policy
This course guides students through the value-laden maze of policy development; the culture that informs policy; and the culture, identities and institutions that are born out of policy. Some have argued that the belief that politics and education do not mix, has persuaded many educators to sit on the sidelines while others made important policy decisions for schools. Since education policies may be legislated and made legally binding, the course asserts that educators need to be vigilant at the stage of policy formulations. Educators need tools for thinking critically about how education policy is formulated and implemented and how it may be assessed.