MARQUETTE EDUC 3240 - Syllabus EDUC 3240 (10 pages)

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Marquette University
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Educ 3240 - Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues

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Marquette University College of Education Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues Developing a Knowledge base for Teaching in a Diverse Society EDUC 3240 Fall 2009 Schroeder 132 11 00 12 15 Instructor Martin Scanlan Ph D E mail martin scanlan marquette edu Phone 414 288 4434 Office Schroeder Health Complex 116F by appointment Required Texts Banks J McGee Banks C A 2007 Multicultural Education Issues and Perspectives 6th Edition Danvers MA Wiley Jossey Bass Education Rethinking our Classrooms Teaching for Equity and Justice Vol 1 New Edition 2007 Rethinking Schools Publication Other required readings will be available electronically on the D2L course web site This site will also be used for various administrative tasks e g discussion forum assignment submission and grading group coordination quizzes Course Overview This course presents a critical social analysis and critique of current issues in elementary and secondary education As our democratic nation becomes more culturally diverse educators benefit from critically examining the history and current practice of compulsory education Teaching can be understood as a process of critical social critique and inquiry Using communication critical reflection and current technology EDUC 3249 conducts this critique around multiple dimensions of diversity Prerequisite EDUC 008 1210 Developing teachers as agents of critical inquiry social justice and activism is central to this course and to the teacher education program of Marquette University At the end of the course students will have a better understanding of the complexity of schooling in today s increasingly diverse society and a clearer understanding of teaching for social justice and of engaging in the activism required for meaningful educational change EDUC 3249 fulfills the Diverse Cultures requirement of the Core Curriculum and is part of Marquette s Manresa Project for the Theological Exploration of Vocation The vocational discernment explored in this course is



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