This course is part of the Duke Immerse "Environmental Justice" cluster, in which eight students from Duke and eight from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX will work together to confront issues of environmental injustice through the practices of restoration ecology and social entrepreneurship.
Introduction to study of culture, organization, and leadership in K-12 schools. Exploration of the history of leadership theories and practices and their application to current educational settings. Focus on moral dilemmas, ethical concepts, and general nature of ethical reasoning in varied school settings. Contrast the current focus on school reform through increased accountability, high stakes testing, and standards with the power of shared systems of norms, values, and traditions.
A comprehensive introduction to the field of early childhood education and child development from infancy to age eight.
Children's self-expression and education through writing, photograph and documentary work.
The processes by which children are educated in the United States. Ways children acquire through schooling social skills, moral values, and a sense of their role in society. Evaluation of the appropriateness of these goals for schooling, how schooling shapes children's development, and how the education policies that sanction these processes are formed.
Student Perspective on the course:
Project-based robotics course linked with community service. Designing and implementing the software and hardware architecture of a LEGO robot to perform tasks such as line tracking and simple map building
Examination of ways schools may or may not perpetuate and reproduce social inequities. Focus on recent efforts to imagine and create socially-just schools. Discussion of our ethical responsibilities as civically engaged citizens to work towards educational equality and provide support of schools that are inclusive, culturally responsive, and democratic.
Why do schools look the way they do? This is the important question answered by Education 101.