School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 210 The School as a Social System
FA 2008 HOB
Fields, Barbara A.T.
Ph.D. Curriculum and InstructionEdSpec and MA Educational AdministrationBA Education, Cert: Life Teaching, Elem Principal, Courses completed Superintendent
Copley Hall 324
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Office: 584.6583 Home: 816.741.5972
August 18, 2009-December 12, 2008
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Textbook: FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION (9th Ed.) A.C. Ornstein and D.U. Levine.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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The instructor's educational philosophy includes the use of direct instruction, student interaction with other students in various cooperative groupings, and dedicated reading, evaluating, and sythesizing on the topics. Student engagement with the topics is a primary goal.
Education is a privilege, an opportunity, and a never ending, lifelong endeavor that must be open and accessible to all. A democratic society demands nothing less than educated and evaluating citizens.
Together we will explore ideas and issues effecting American schools today and projected educational futures.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class assessment will be based upon class discussion, attendance, research presentation, reflective journals, school visit, Board of Education observation, and a personal philosophy statement written and revised by the student during the course. Listening to others is included in the class discussion component.
Grading will be based on 1000 points. Maximum points for each assignment follow.
Board of Ed Observat 100=1000 points
Student engagement is necessary for learning to take place. Share your views. Absences should be kept to a minimum. If an absence is necessary, an alternate assignment will be give for the reflective journal.
The student will develop a philosophy statement related to his/her beliefs related to teaching and learning. The philosophy statement will be based on course readings, discussions, and activities as well as on the student's personal experiences in the field. The philosophy will be revised and editted as the class progresses.
Each student will submit a weekly reflective journal starting with the second class. The journal should include the student's reaction to the course activities that occurred the preceeding week. The journal is the student's thoughts and beliefs related to the designated topics and the news.
Board of Education Visit
Each student will visit a School Board of Education meeting of his/her choice across the Kansas City area during the months of September and October.
Scoring Rubric for Assignments:
Writer's Position 3
Philosophy of Education:
Use of a format 25
Profound Stamnt and 3 Beliefs 25
Each Belief Stamnt well-developed 50
Three Researchers are mentioned 25
Summary-Restate profound stamnt 50=200 points for philosophy
Late Submission of Course Materials: Classwork is expected on the date due. Points will be subtracted for late submission. If you know in advance that you will be absent on the day that coursework is due, please send the work with a peer.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please arrive on time and remain for the entire class period. Please turn off phones upon entering the class. If a device must be left on, please inform the instructor prior to class.
10 Chapter 3 continues, Ch Presentation:____________________
17 Chapter 4 continues, Rough draft of Philosophy due, Ch Presentation_______________
19 Chapter 5, PIONEERS IN EDUCATION, RJ due 5
24 Chapter 5 continues, Ch Presentation: _________________________________
26 Chapter 6, HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN EDUCATION, RJ due 6
03 Chapter 7, GOVERNING AND ADMINISTERING PUBLIC EDUCATION, RJ due7
08 Chapter 7 continues, Draft of 1 run of Philosophy due, Ch Presentation___________________
10 Chapter 8, FINANCING PUBLIC EDUCATION, RJ due 8
15 Fall Break
17 Fall Break
22 Chapter 8 continues, Ch Presentation:________________________________
24 Chapter 9, LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCAITON, RJ due 9, Draft 2 of Philosophy due
29 Chapter 9 continues, Chapter 10 CULTURE, SOCIALIZATION, AND EDUCATION Ch Present______
05 Chapter 11, SOCIAL CLASS, RACE, AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT
07 Chapter 12, PROVIDING EQUAL EDUCAITONAL OPPORTUNITY,
28 School Presentations
30 School Presentations
07 Course Evaluations in the Computer Lab, School Presentations if needed.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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