This course addresses the critical social, economic, political, and socio-cultural issues challenging educators and society today. Issues are examined from a variety of vantage points, including theoretical underpinnings, research findings, and the position taken by professional organizations. Students are expected to articulate a personal position on critical issues and to practice school leadership and community advocacy on issues of concern.
Students are expected to move from the level of their classroom to the level of collaboration and advocacy. Their professionalism is evolving to the level of leadership including that of mentor, policy maker and change agent.
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This course is designed to consider the major educational issues of the day in a collaborative and professional manner and to support teachers in becoming leaders within their schools, their districts, their professional organizations, and their communities.