Foundations of Education

Foundations of Education
The purposes of education and schooling in a democracy and the historical, cultural, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of the American educational system.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EDLF 201
Course Outcomes

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Teacher candidates understand the major philosophical, historical, and sociological movements in Western education, including the nature of man, external structure, and individual freedom.

Social Foundations of Education

Teacher candidates examine central issues and contexts of education (e.g., wealth and poverty, school and family, alternative delivery systems, school and democracy, school and law, religion and education). They will also explore political and policy issues confronting education, governance and structure of public education, and financial and economic aspects of education.

Personal and Professional Philosophy of Education

Teacher candidates reflect upon and articulate their own views of education and connect these views to their future professional practice and personal educational philosophy.

Moral Foundations of Education

Teacher candidates investigate their own role as professionals engaged in the American proposition that education is a moral responsibility necessary for a civil and prosperous democratic society. They will understand the vision and purposes of the BYU-Public School Partnership and BYU's commitments to public education and its role in American society and will examine the moral commitments of education adopted by the Partnership.