CRN 19568 / Th 4:30PM - 7:10PM / 5900 Wesley W Posvar Hall
This course approaches the process of educational reform from an organizational perspective. Schools are not only sites of learning and instruction, but workplaces for teachers and school leaders. Moreover, schools operate within a larger system of context and policy, including the contemporary accountability movement. We will consider educational reform from three over-arching conceptual perspectives: 1) schools as rational/technical systems, 2) schools as natural/social systems, and 3) schools as open systems. These broad perspectives on organizations provide a framework for thinking about educational problems and their solutions.
Number of Credits
Category B: Disciplines and Intellectual Movements