EDU 614 History of Education
4 Semester Units
History of Education provides an overview of the history of American education, including the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation’s system of education. Students are introduced to historical research through engaging historical studies. The basic concepts and theories that underlie current educational practice are presented in comprehensive form. Also included is treatment of new educational delivery systems such as distance learning, online resources, computer based research and emerging educational technologies as well as international and global influences and trends in education.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Develop a strong understanding of the historical philosophical, psychological and social foundations of education.
- Survey a chronological examination of American education from colonial beginnings to the modern era.
- Develop an understanding of some of the laws, court cases, issues, political changes and conflicts that influence the field of education, with an eye toward globalization and other future trends.