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Examines the ethical, political, epistemological and metaphysical aspects of a number of important issues in education such as: determining aims of education, determining what constitutes human well being, deciding on curriculum content, examining what constitutes knowledge claims in different discipline areas, distinguishing rote learning from understanding, identifying rational in contrast to other kinds of beliefs, appreciating the special role of educators in society and their sometimes conflicting obligations towards children, parents and the state, examining arguments about provision of equal educational opportunity, and social justice considerations in school funding.

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Summer Term



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This course is offered as General Education.

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