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EDUC 9729 Controversies in Curriculum and Instruction (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Explores contemporary curriculum controversies in American education as well as the ways these are shaped by differing conceptions of teaching, learning, and the purposes of schooling and by the larger social, historical, political, and cultural contexts in which schooling occurs. The course assumes a broad and encompassing definition of curriculum and the aspects of instruction, assessment, and teacher preparation that have major implications for curriculum. Although the focus of the course is on curricular controversies in K-12 education, controversies related to the curriculum of early childhood education, adult learning, and higher education are also relevant.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17