NYU Steinhardt

Introduction to Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

  • Course Number: TCHL-UE 0002
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course introduces students to the central themes, issues, & controversies in American education. What is the purpose of “school”? How did schools begin, in the United States, & how have they evolved across time? How do children learn? How are they different from each other, & why & when should that matter? How should we teach them? & how should we structure schools & classrooms to promote learning?
  • Old Course Number: E27.0002