This course focuses on the many kinds of diversity (ethnic and cultural, socio-economic, racial, religious, linguistic, gender and sexual orientation) to be addressed by schools in America. Students
examine significant social and cultural challenges emerging in our country, legal and judicial issues, both at the national and state level, the economics and politics of schooling, the history and philosophy of education, and the historical evolution of curriculum and instruction in American schools. The course will draw on students' prior service-learning to provide examples to understand theoretical concepts. Prerequisites: Declaration of candidacy for certification or permission of department.