ELED 213 - Critical Perspectives in Human Development
Semester Hours:3Fall, Spring, Summer
One of the two courses that critically examines human development within the context of culture and schooling, designed for prospective teachers who need to take seriously the idea that cultural context is crucial to understanding development. Teachers’ preconceptions of school and children are identified and problematized. Traditional theories are explored and critiqued and the idea of a natural developmental progression is questioned. Emphasis on the individual is broadened to include the ways in which school/social structures limit and support development.