Class ScheduleFall 2012
All topics, readings and due dates are subject to change at the professor’s discretion. All changes will be discussed in class with sufficient time to adjust your schedule.

Week
Date
Topic
1
August 20
Introductions

August 22
Intro to Teaching

August 24
Intro to Teaching, cont.
2
August 27
Teaching as a Profession

August 29
Field Observation 1

August 31
Teaching as a Profession, cont.
3
September 3
No Class: Labor Day

September 5
The Truth about Teaching and Learning

September 7
Field Observation 2
4
September 10
Education in America: The Early Years

September 12
Field Observation 3

September 14
Education in America: The Early Years Cont.
5
September 17
The Birth of “Modern” American Education

September 19
Field Observation 4

September 21
The Birth of “Modern” American Education, cont.
6
September 24
Philosophies of Education

September 26
Field Observation 5

September 28
Philosophies of Education
7
October 1
Why do we have Public Education?

October 3
Field Observation 6

October 5
The Purpose of Public Education, cont.
8
October 8
No Class: Fall Break

October 10
School Finance

October 12
School Finance, cont.
9
October 15
Politics, the Law and Education

October 17
Field Observation 7

October 19
Politics, the Law and Education, cont.
10
October 22
School Governance and Structure

October 24
Field Observation 8

October 26
School Governance and Structure, cont.
11
October 29
Equality in Education, Part 1

October 31
Field Observation 9

November 2
Equality in Education, Part 1, cont.
12
November 5
Equality in Education, Part 2

November 7
Field Observation 10

November 9
Equality in Education, Part 2, cont.
13
November 12
What is “Curriculum”?

November 14
Field Observation 11

November 16
Curriculum, cont.
14
November 19
Accountability

November 21
No Class: Thanksgiving Break

November 23
No Class: Thanksgiving Break
15
November 26
Instruction

November 28
Field Observation 12

November 30
Instruction, cont.
16
December 3
What makes an “effective” school?

December 5
Effective Schools
Final Thoughts
Final Exam
Wednesday, December 12
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM