Materials for Social
Foundations of Education
American Class Structure Model -One approach to understanding social dynamics. A sorting exercise.
Assessing Role and Commitment-- How far will you go to make change happen?
Planning of School Experience
Character Traits and School Roles - Investigate group consensus as to what is desirable in various school roles.
Educational Corruption --
Conflict in Schools ... Where Does It Occur? Synopsis. A theatre metaphor for school processes.
Controversy Analysis Worksheet - analysis protocol
Cooperation and Coercion -- Why are these concepts conflated in school practice?
Core Concepts and Confusions BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Cultural Domination -- Language training for social ranking
Dissecting Educational Benefits -- A typology of conflicting goals.
The Dynamics of Teacher Certification: myths of competition -- Are there really "pendulum swings" in curriculum and policy matters?
The Economic Dynamics of Instruction -- learning is a poker game.
Education and Immigration: Time line with immigration data, events
Educational Policy BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Educational Theory of ...analytical framework
Educational Theory of Mortimer Adler
Ethics BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Fairness, Expedience and Favoritism: - What are the criteria for differentiating them? A worksheet of case examples.
Functions of Conflict in the Context of Schooling Conflict produces both costs and benefits.
Access Policy Analysis
parallel structures of thought.
Justice BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Moral Responsibility in the Education Industry -- What responsibilty do school have for a student's future occupational success?
Problem Analysis Worksheet: How stakeholder perceptions affect outcomes.
Profession, Problems and Policy -- an expanded palette of essays and materials
"Race to the Top" A speech by Arne Duncan.
RanPop Simulation Experiment: macro/micro socio-cultural interactions
School Image: expectations & controversies essay explaining disagreements about schooling
School Priorities Inventory: indicates extent of competing expectations
School Reform BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Slogans: --- the function of slogans. What impediments do they create?
Slogan Analysis Exercises: identify motivational intent & possible resulting obfuscation
Socializing, Educating and Schooling:- By what criteria are they distinguished? Case examples are given.
Foundations Practice Tests
Survey of Beliefs and Attitudes about Education. self-survey
Syllabi for Social Foundations of Education -- two versions, graduate and undergraduate
Synopsis of the Abortion Struggle Using Lewis Coser's Functions of Conflict
Teacher Preparation BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Disciplined Hypothesis Formation
Thunder on the Right: the Protestant Fundamentalists Its impact on American schools.
Two Faces of American Public Education a concept map showing how politics and productivity relate
Violence, Imposition, Wrongdoing:- By what criteria are they distinguished? Case examples are given.
What is an "At-risk" Student? -- Forgoing an opportunity does not necessary create a risk.
What is a Problem? analysis activity