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Education in a Global Context

(1 1 cr.) - Session(s): Spring, Summer | Course Odd-Numbered Years Only

Students will study the education system in Italy as well as the larger culture of Italy that informs the educational context.  Students will also discuss Montessori and vocational education as they relate to the more general approaches to schooling. This seminar will enable students to critically examine their assumptions regarding school and schooling, building upon previous coursework in EDU 232, 234, and methods classes. Through course readings, special trips, guest speakers, and travel to Sansepolcro, Italy students will see a different perspective on education. We will have school visits, meetings with teachers and families, and experiences within the city of Sansepolcro to help us understand education from this perspective. Course meetings prior to departure will also focus on preparation for the trip and all that we will experience in country.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Teaching Fellows Program and/or the Education Department.

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