(Subject to change until the second class meeting)
The Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity
Teaching Assistant: Cetaura
Course Description: Theories of social education; contrasting curricular designs, their assessment and evaluation; critique of research; study of curricular improvement programs
Course Objectives: To . . .
Assignments (details in class):
1. (30%) Be here and meaningfully participate in classThis Semester-
2. (24%) Demonstrate having read three (3) professional articles.* Expenses may be involved
3. (21%) Demonstrate your ability to write at the graduate level by writing a 3-5 page paper.
- Topic is college student plagiarism; Why do they do it & what can be done to prevent it.
- Use APA style
- Contains at least one paraphrase
- Contains at least one direct quote
- Reference List with at least two (2) sources (other than the one below), not Wikipedia or other source without an author.
- Possible subtopics are-
4. (10%) One page write-up of a very creative, hands-on/heads-on lesson plan (as discussed in class)
- What is it?
- Why do college students do it?
- What can be done to reduce it?
- Reflect upon what you learned by researching & writing this paper.
5. (10%) Participate in a field trip due the last day of class *
6. (5%) Join a social studies professional organization this semester, either NCSS, MCSS or one cleared with the instructor*
7. (FYI) Read Effective Editing
of History by Richard
Holocaust Seminar) read
March 2- Second Article Discussion
March 30- Paper Due +
6- Bring Old
Thing to class + Creative Lesson Plan; both to share
20- (last day of class)- Scavenger Hunt due* (see #5
Last Article Discussion
Class Policies: Participation is important in
and in this social studies seminar. Every student is
be in class for each meeting. Absences in this class are
absences; they are neither excused nor unexcused and you lose
beepers should not be heard in the classroom.
To contact me
outside of class, use email &
for WSU Broadcast Messaging through Pipeline (under WSU
If you have a documented disability
that requires accommodations, you will need to register with Student Disability
You are expected to understand Academic
Integrity & not commit Plagiarism.
Because of the extraordinary variety of religious
affiliations represented in the student body, the Wayne State
University calendar makes no provision for religious holidays.
University policy, however, to respect the faith and religious
obligations of the individual. Students who find that their
examinations involve conflicts with their religious observances
expected to notify their instructors well in advance so that
alternative arrangements as suitable as possible may be worked
Be aware of the new (as of Fall 2011) Drop & Add Policy.
Class Schedule: The instructor in consultation with the class will determine deadlines & specific assignment details. Due to the nature of the class, the schedule may change following a discussion in class and a follow-up email.
Three class sessions
in March (2, 9 & 23) will be a Holocaust
seminar, the third one will
meet at a different location. In addition, other class
may occasionally meet off campus
class). Be flexible & you may enjoy the class more.
Evaluation & Grading: A=94-100, A-=90-93, B+=87-89, B=83-86, B-=80-82, C+=77-79 & C=73-76 of a possible 100 points. All assignments may be turned in only on the day of class. Being late to class or leaving early may be a deduction of 1%. Each absence will lower your grade by 3%. Participation in a social studies conference is worth +3%. An incomplete (I grade) may be given only for good reason, after completing a contract with the instructor and may not be for a grade higher than a B.
Educational Theorists or Schools of
Affective Education (Krathwohl, Kaplan, others)
Alternative Assessment Wad Ja Get
Classroom Management (Wong)
Constructivism (Papert, Piaget)
Emotional Intelligence (Goleman)
Gardner, Howard Frames of Mind
Glasser, William Quality School or Quality School Teacher
Group Work (Johnson & Johnson)
High Stakes Testing (State Standards, MEAP, etc.)
Hirsch Jr., E.D.
Kirschenbaum, Howard Wad Ja Get
Kohlberg, Lawrence Stages of Moral Development
Multicultural/ Global Education
Multiculturalism: A Different Mirror
Oakes, Jeannie (Tracking)
Professional Ethical Responsibilities (copyrights, behavior, treatment of students, etc.)
Rogers, Carl Freedom to Learn
Role of the Social Studies teacher (Dewey, etc.)
Sizer, Theodore Horaces’ Compromise
Student Evaluation (portfolios, authentic assessment, etc.)
Teaching Controversy Teaching As a Subversive Activity
White Privilege (Peggy McIntosh & Robert Jensen)
Resource for Maslow- http://web.utk.edu/~gwynne/maslow.HTM
Resources for Bloom-
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.