Course: ELPS 203. Urban Education in American Society (3)
Introductory foundation course. Designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the understanding of the American educational enterprise, especially problems in urban multicultural schools. Concepts and methods from the fields of sociology, philosophy and the politics of education are used to gain knowledge of, understand and analyze the current conditions of American schools, and to evaluate selected proposals/ models for reform. The California Standards for the Teaching Profession, the Teaching Performance Expectations and the K-12 subject matter content standards are introduced. A minimum of 20 hours of observation and participation in a multicultural school and community setting is required.