Examine historical perspectives and issues in education

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Choose one (1) of the issues listed:

Contemporary Issue

Contemporary Issue

  1. Bullying
  2. School safety and prevention of violence
  3. Graduation requirements
  4. Below state / national math and science scores
  5. Below state / national average reading and literacy scores
  1. Diversity and pluralism
  2. Recruitment and retention of motivated teachers / teacher development
  3. Assessment of teachers
  4. Funding sources
  5. Alternate school year calendar (e.g.,yearlong schools)
  6. Other (with your professor’s approval)

Write a three to five (3-5) page proposal for your final project (which is described in Assignment 4, due Week 10) in which you:

  1. Describe your district in the following ways: urban, suburban, or rural; economic conditions; population size; types of students; graduation rates; number of schools; and types of schools. (This information should be available on the Internet or in a publication provided by the school district and at the local library or at the district’s office.)
  2. Explain at least three (3) reasons for selecting the contemporary issue.
  3. Provide a preliminary bibliography of at least four (4) academic sources and two (2) online sources that you plan to use.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Use headers for each of the criteria, followed by your response.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine historical perspectives and issues in education.
  • Evaluate educational theories and practices.
  • Develop a philosophy of education.
  • Analyze issues facing the changing demographics of education and various methodologies utilized to research and evaluate issues in the practice of education.
  • Use technology and information resources to research contemporary issues in education.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contemporary issues in education using proper writing mechanics.

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