ED 520 Foundations of Education (3)
Historical, philosophical, economic and sociological trends impacting education and schooling in America; analysis of current issues which influence outcomes and trends in education and the role of the school in modern society. With that background, students will then turn to the 'nitty-gritty': diagnosis of instructional needs; planning and financing educational outcomes, both long and short term; assessment and instructional strategy. Aligning strategy to different types of learners and to various age groups will be examined. The New York State Learning Standards are introduced. Field experience required.