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Graduate Catalog 2014-15 
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ES 6330 - Human Nature and Diversity

This course examines practical and theoretical issues in the definition of desirable educational aims and practices as related to the perceived needs, interests, and potentials of those involved. The course places the process of defining aims and practices in social, cultural, and historical perspective, with particular attention to the influence of conceptions of human nature and potential. Prominent views of human nature and diversity that have influenced the course of American schooling will be examined. The course provides basis for ongoing professional inquiry concerning the fit between educational practices and the diverse needs of those subject to them, and the way educational practices tacitly inculcate cultural assumptions regarding human nature, interests, and potential.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to Graduate students only.
When Offered: Fall

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