EDU 110 History & Philosophy of Education in America (3 credits)
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how philosophy and worldviews have impacted education in America. The course emphasizes the influences of the Christian faith on education. Much of this influence has been within the public school system.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the historical development of the most important philosophical and historical movements in American education.
- Understand how worldviews affect the kind of education children receive in the public schools.
- Provide a Christian critique of some aspect of American public education.
- Produce a philosophical framework and practical guide for how Christians teach in the public schools.
- Understand the significant role of Christianity in the development of education in America.
- Understand the current philosophical atmosphere in public schools with the rise of postmodern philosophy.
This course consists of 8 assignments and no exams.
Each assignment is worth between 50-100 points, for a total of 500 points possible.
Dr. Tim McAboy
MA, University of Kentucky, 1999
BA, Spring Arbor University, 1995