Social and Philosophical Foundations (SPF)

SPF 510 Introduction to Organization and Administration of American Public Schools. (3) F, S
Organizational structure and administration of public education are explored through the application of legal and ethical concepts and relevant information of the social sciences. Cross-listed as EDA 510.

SPF 511 School and Society. (3) F, S, SS
Interrelationship of school and society and the role of education in social change.

SPF 515 Education of Women. (3) N
Analysis of roles and status of women, educational practices, and alternatives.

SPF 520 Cultural Diversity in Education. (3) S
Philosophic and sociological investigation of cultural diversity in the United States and how it relates to education.

SPF 533 Comparative Education in the Western World. (3) N
Educational practices and traditions in the leading nations of Europe and the Soviet Union.

SPF 534 Education and Change: Developing Nations. (3) N
Education as economic and sociopolitical change agent in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

SPF 543 Bilingual Education Models. (3) N
Bilingual education programs in other countries; analysis of political, social, economic, and educational implications; practice in planning bilingual education curricula.

SPF 544 Philosophical Foundations of Education. (3) F
Theories of education in ancient, medieval, and modern classical and contemporary philosophies.

SPF 566 History of Education. (3) S
Development of educational institutions and ideas in the Western World, from ancient times to the 20th century.

SPF 612 Evaluation Theory. (3) F
Explores the major theories of evaluation (inquiry leading to value judgments) in educational policy through examination of cases.

SPF 622 Theory of Educational Organizations. (3) S
An investigation of how educational organizations function and the implications of these views on role definition and performance of administrators as they design organizational processes. Cross-listed as HED 688.

SPF 711 Social and Historical Foundations of Education. (3) N
Problems of American education and their sociohistorical context.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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