This course provides the opportunity to use critical thinking to understand curriculum, its place in schools, and its relationship to society. Students will explore the development of curriculum over time and its relationship to the larger aims of education. They will engage in analysis of the connections among curriculum, instruction, and social/cultural expectations. Students are expected to become reflective about their philosophical and cultural assumptions, to develop their own visions of possibilities for classroom practice, and to be able to apply these ideas in their classroom. As a result, they will be better equipped to lead effectively and to establish a positive and productive environment for a diverse population of students.