Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ED 216 - Foundations of Education

3 Credit(s)

Analyzes the system of education in a democratic society. This course introduces the historical, social, philosophical, political, legal and economic foundations of education to provide a framework from which to analyze contemporary educational issues.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze current issues in education through historical, sociological, political and philosophical lenses
2. Explain how educational systems prepare students to participate in thoughtful and democratic civic engagement
3. Summarize the various philosophies of education
4. Apply knowledge of the different education philosophers, past and present
5. Identify the roles, professional responsibilities and ethical expectations of teachers in today’s schools, and link this to individual identity and career goals
6. Explain how educational systems incorporate or reflect socially constructed identities based upon perceived differences
7. Describe the diversity found in today’s students and the impact of educational access and societal inequity on student learning
8. Create an education philosophy statement

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