EDS 249 Middle Grde Culture&Philosophy

Prerequisites: EDS 228 OR permission of instructor

This course will provide middle grades certification students the opportunity to explore the unique cultural and instructional environments that typify U.S. middle schools. Among the issues explored will be the effects of a developmentally diverse student population; strategies for collaboration and planning an integrated curriculum; and the effects of assessment pressure on curriculum, instruction, and school environment. Additionally, this course will position the U.S. conception of 'middle school' as a transitional institution situated between elementary school and high school, exploring the unique problems and opportunities created by this structure.


1 Course Credit