Contemporary Issues in American Education (CBL)
This course is designed to serve as a vehicle by which students may explore the idea of entering the field of education in general and the teaching profession in particular. The course examines a spectrum of current educational issues from historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and cross-cultural perspectives, with a special emphasis on diversity in American society and schools as well as global, international, and comparative education. These issues are addressed through an interdisciplinary framework, using insights from a variety of fields and drawing on a range of pedagogical formats, including lectures, readings, discussions, presentations, group work, research projects, guest speakers, and field trips. The CBL component of this course will meet the New York State field experience requirement in the Education department. This course also counts as EDUC 203.