The changing function and structures of education, with special reference to contemporary Canadian society.
This course will examine the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers. Among the topics addressed will be the following: punishment and child abuse; freedom of speech and academic freedom in schools; parents' rights and teachers' professional autonomy; issues of quality such as inclusive education and the problems of racism and sexism; fairness in assessment and evaluation; teachers' private lives and public obligations; indoctrination and the teaching of value. It is recommended that students take EDU 100 (EDU 300 for After Degree students), 210, and 211 prior to taking this course. Restricted to third, and fourth year Education students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.
In this course, preservice teachers will continue to develop knowledge of Aboriginal peoples' histories, educational experiences, and knowledge systems, ways of knowing and being and will further develop an understanding of the implications of this knowledge to the professional roles and obligations for teachers. Students will engage in a learning process of self-and-other awareness, and will be supported by Indigenous educators, Faculty members and Elders. Prerequisite: EDU 100 or pre/corequisite EDU 300 (After Degree students). [Department of Educational Policy Studies]