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 2007 HOA
Associate Professor of Education
PhD, EducationMS, EducationBS, Leadership Development
Maybee, CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning)
August 21-December 10
2:25 - 3:40 PM
Ryan, K. and Cooper, J. (2007). Kaleidoscope: Readings in Education, 11th Ed. NY: Houghton Mifflin Company. (Available at the campus bookstore). Required
Ornstein, A. and Levine, D. (2006). Foundations of Education, 9th Ed. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. (Available at the campus bookstore and on Reserve in campus library). Recommended
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Online Mastery Assignments 10%
The Online Mastery Assignments will be available on the EDU 210 course website (http://parkonline.org) to ensure mastery of key concepts and material. Students may complete the assignment multiple times to ensure content mastery and the highest score will be used in grading. Mastery Assignments will be completed online and will be due before Tuesday class weekly. The Mastery Assignments will be available to complete online the week they are due, and will be removed from online access 1 hour before class each Tuesday.
Students will create a personal philosophy of education throughout the semester. This assignment will be peer reviewed once and will be submitted to the instructor for feedback and again for final review. The paper should not exceed two pages (double spaced) or one page (single spaced). We will discuss the philosophy in class and each paper should contain the following:
· role of the teacher
· role of the student
· teaching techniques to be used
· classroom management methods
· citation of theories/philosophers who align with your belief.
You will have an opportunity for one peer review sessions in class for feedback and editing. Please begin work on your philosophy early, as it will be a work in progress.
School Project (60%)
Students will work in self-selected groups. This project will be given class time on occasion and will be an in-depth development of school curriculum, organizational structure, finance, and issues facing school systems in America today.
You will provide weekly feedback on your group work for the school project. Each student will submit confidential entries online describing 1) an evaluation of peer/team work and participation within your group 2) an overall outline of the work your group accomplished, and 3) what you learned from the class, readings, and group work on the school project section completed.
You will provide and submit a group report for your school project 3 times this semester. Two of the Benchmark reports will be submitted during the process Benchmark #1 (Due - Oct.2) and Benchmark #2 (Due Oct. 23), to ensure your group is heading in the right direction. The final submission will be the completed project (Due Nov. 27).
Your entire group will present to the class on the information gained from your school project. This is a formal presentation and should be professionally prepared, with a group effort made. Each group member must have speaking parts, and contribute in an equal fashion. Academic leaders (Deans, Department Chairs, etc.) will be invited to your presentation and may have the opportunity to provide critique and praise of your work.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respect for Others:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The schedule outlined below is tentative and subject to change based upon student and instructor needs). The page numbers indicate the reading we will discuss that day, therefore, the readings should be completed before class.
N/A – 1st class
(will select school project groups)
Viterriti, p. 367
Boyer, p. 271
Adler, p. 163
Clifford, p. 218
Dodd, p. 214
McTigh, p. 225
Barr, p. 50
Edelman, p. 52
Popham, p. 143
Peddiwell, p. 149
(curriculum and instruction)
Online Feedback Due
Diversity and Special Needs
Hardy, p. 399
School Project: Section IV
Miles, p. 361
(Section III, IV)
(Fiscal / Management Plan)
Ethics & Legal Aspects of Education
School Project: Section VI
Ornstein, Chapter 16
Cuban, p. 104
Social Foundations in Education
Ornstein, Chapter 10, 11
School Project: Section VII (Statement of Assurances)
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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 .
Attachments:School Project OverviewRubric
Last Updated:8/21/2007 1:07:31 PM