Educational Policy: Analysis, Praxis, and Reform
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to critically analyze, formulate, and implement educational policies and practices that advance the achievement of P–12 students. Theory and praxis aligned to federal, state, local, and district policies will be examined. The impact of historical and current legislative trends (such as school funding policies, accountability, and certification processes) will be appraised, interpreted, and critiqued. Implications for various student populations will be considered.