This course is an introduction to the social and philosophical principles which have shaped educational thought and practices viewed in historical perspective; the challenge of modern education in our urban, suburban, technological, and mobile culture; the professional, legal, and community responsibilities of the teacher; organization of the American school system; contemporary issues in education. Close examination of the social context of schooling will be included.
Class 2 – Jan. 25
A. S. Neill, Summerhill, 1960, Introduction and section of Chapter 1, pp. 11-46 in pdf
Introduction to Project Implicit and the Implicit Association Test (IAT): Overview; About the IAT; Ethical Considerations; Frequently Asked Questions (website).
Class 19 – April 5
Take the following IAT tests (start here): Start with “less-controversial” topics: Presidents IAT; Choose two “semi-controversial” topics, such as: Weight IAT; Age IAT; Take two “controversial” topics, such as: Race IAT; Sexuality IAT; Weapons IAT