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Introduction to American Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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? Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Society & Social Sciences

Course #
HSED-UE 1005
Units
4
Term
Spring
Department
Liberal Arts Core

Professors

James Fraser

Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of History and Education, Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

jwf3@nyu.edu