PHI 203 - Philosophical Issues in American Education
Philosophy of selected American educators, with attention on the historical development of the American educational system. Brief review of educational outlooks from antiquity to the present, including Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau. Analysis of educational issues and of key terms in education from philosophical perspective. The nature of the individual, the school and society and the underlying philosophical interrelations that may exist.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Trace the philosophy of education in American schooling.
2. Identify the historical importance of the philosophy of education in American education.
3. Explain the individual philosophies of the major educational philosophers and their impact on American schooling.
4. Develop their own philosophy of education.
5. Explore major educational trends in American schooling.
6. Identify the philosophies that influence educational reform in American schooling.
7. Evaluate the impact that philosophies of education have had on American schooling.
8. Analyze and evaluate the success of America's educational reform movements.
9. Identify current American educational policy.
10. Interpret current American educational policy.
11. Evaluate the success of American education policy in the nation's schools.
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