Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Issues and Trends in Education

 Title Abbreviation:   ISSUES/TRENDS IN EDUCATI

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Review and discussion of current issues and special topics regarding school, community, and home relationships affecting education.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of local and national legislative issues affecting education, educational environments, students and their families.
  2. Participate in pair or group discussions either against or in favor of particular issues.
  3. Display an awareness of local groups, agencies, and programs which impact education, educational issues and environments at a local, regional and national level.
  4. Identify articles, publications and other presentations which are relevant to education, families and communities.
  5. Review information, as above, and present a viewpoint orally or in writing on the material reviewed.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Issues of bias.
  2. Child care.
  3. Cultural pluralism.
  4. Alternative education.
  5. Violence in the schools/home/community � gangs.
  6. School systems/organizational structure.
  7. Bilingual and multi-cultural education.
  8. Advocacy in and for issues, i.e. how to, when to, who should, etc.
  9. Charter schools.
  10. School vouchers.
  11. Compensatory education.
  12. Teacher preparation.