This course will explore the American education system through a social justice perspective. It will focus on the foundations of the American education system, with emphasis on the historical, philosophical, and socio-cultural roots of education. In addition, students will explore the influences of the political, economic, legal and ethical bases of American education and will research and present on relevant educational policies. Within this framework, contemporary educational values and issues will be critically examined. Three class hours.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EDU 100;
Course Offered Fall and Spring
Service Project (Section 200-CC1:)
All students in this section will serve at School #2, an elementary school in Rochester’s Southwest Area Neighborhood. MCC students will tutor children in preparation for the state Math Exam, and will also work on activity kits for the school’s “Word’s Their Way” program.
Service Project (Section 200-CC3:)
All students in this section will develop and present lessons on bullying prevention at Monroe High School. MCC students will interact with every 7th grader in the school during Health classes, presenting 3 lesson plans related to anti-bullying strategies. Presentations will take place during April, which is Violence Awareness Month.
Service Project (Section 200-CC4:)
All students in this section will tutor at the Notre Dame Learning Center, which provides free after school tutoring to children in the City of Rochester. Students will work one-on-one with the same child each week, and will learn to develop individualized lesson plans in the subjects of reading and math.
Service Project (Section 200-001:)
All students in this section will develop literacy kits for use in various childcare centers in the Rochester area.