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2017-2018 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2017-2018 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 805 - The Professional Lives of Teachers: Connecting Policy, Research, and Practice through Collaborative Inquiry

3 Credit(s) This course introduces students to some of the local, state and federal educational policies and reforms that shape schools and classrooms today. It invites participants to collaboratively explore policy, research and practice connections related to school-based challenges. Participants will become active consumers of educational research and policy documents and consider how they can act as advocates on behalf of their students both within the walls of the school and beyond. Participants will build an understanding of how classrooms and schools are situated within larger districts that, in turn, are influenced by state and federal policies. They will explore ways in which they can work collaboratively with colleagues and draw upon outside resources in order to act as change agents within schools or larger educational contexts through the use or careful critique of policy and research, all on behalf of the students in their classrooms and schools.Three lecture hours per week.

Pre-requisite: Matriculation in a graduate Education program at Salem State University