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PEDC 9045 Social Problems in Education
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Jenni Slater March 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30
University of the Pacific
When it comes to improving education, changes are happening across the nation. It can be difficult to keep up with curriculum mapping, the new evaluation system, new testing methods, common core standards… Yet, what about the outside forces which can cause problems in the educational field? Are you truly aware of what is happening around you? This course focuses on different factors which can affect your classrooms without you even realizing it. We will cover topics which include issues with ethnicity, gender, culture, technology and more. This course will provide you with ways to reflect on the society in which your students are growing up in. Through conducting research, designing presentations and creating lessons, you will become more informed on what affects your school system. This will help you to better understand ways to solve simple to complex problems in your classroom environment. This course is appropriate for all areas of instruction including the Arts, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science and Foreign Language, K-12.