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Historical, Philosophical, and Comparative Studies in Education

Graduate Courses |500 |600 |

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David Owen, Program Coordinator

This program provides graduate experiences in historical, philosophical, and comparative studies in education. Students develop facility in analyzing educational problems and issues, critiquing policies that affect education in Society, and making connections between educational practice and learning.

Work is offered toward the master of science with thesis or nonthesis option, and the master of education. These degree programs and classes are of benefit to classroom teachers, educational theorists, administrators, university personnel, youth workers, religious educators, and others who seek to understand better the numerous bases of contemporary systems of education. Study in this field also complements work in other areas of specialization in education.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

H P C 504. Studies in the Foundations of American Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Admission to graduate licensure program in teacher education or permission of instructor. An exploration of the social, historical, and philosophical context of American education today. Emphasis is given to reflection on the varying perspectives on the goals of schooling, roles of teachers, curricular and pedagogical issues, and educational policy and reform proposals. Note: This course does not meet the requirements of the M.Ed., M.S., or Ph.D. core.

H P C 581. Philosophy of Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.Prereq: Graduate classification. The bases of American educational theory and practice. Philosophical analysis of the viewpoints on education of selected individuals and groups.

H P C 584. Classics of Educational Philosophy. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: Graduate classification. Intensive study of influential statements of educational purpose, organization, curriculum, practice, and problems in the development of Western education.

H P C 585. Comparative Education: Traditions. (3-0) Cr. 3.Prereq: Graduate classification. Analysis of the cultural traditions of education outside the United States. Emphasis is given to an examination of the principles upon which selected national educational systems have been built. Special attention given to noneuropean traditions.

H P C 588. History of American Education. (3-0) Cr. 3.Prereq: Graduate classification. Historical analysis of selected educational policies, such as equal educational opportunity, governance, discipline, and teacher education. Biographies, school records, and government reports are examined. Antecedents to current issues are stressed.

H P C 590. Special Topics. Cr. 1-5. F.S.Prereq: 9 graduate credits in education.
A. History of Education
B. Philosophy of Education
C. Comparative Education

H P C 591. Supervised Field Experience. Cr. 1-6.Prereq: 6 graduate credits in special area. Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

H P C 599. Creative Component. Cr. 1-3. F.S.

Courses for graduate students

H P C 615. Seminar. (1-3) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.
B. Philosophy of Education
C. Comparative Education

H P C 690. Advanced Special Topics. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.Advanced special topics

H P C 699. Research. Cr. arr. Repeatable.