Jan 18, 2022  
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BAST 430 - Social/Legal Foundations

5 credits

Admission to the BAS-TE program.

WATCH background clearance, liability insurance verification, fingerprints on file, attempt WEST-B. Examines the historical, philosophical, political and cultural foundation of the U. S. education system and their impact on contemporary teaching and learning. Topics include: historical foundations of education; major educational philosophies; school governance and finance; laws related to learners’ rights and teacher responsibilities (e. g. educational equity, appropriate education for learners with disabilities, confidentiality, privacy, appropriate treatment of learners, reporting in situations related to possible child abuse); teaching as a profession, including coders of ethics, professional standards of practice, and relevant law policy. This course introduces participants to the relevant historical and current legal and social issues concerning the education of students with disabilities in the state of Washington and the United States. This course will include opportunities to reflect on practicum observations.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ideas and concepts of the historical and philosophical foundations of education
  • Understand the historical, social, and political contexts influencing education
  • Demonstrate the intellectual and practical tools to become an active and engaged member of the teaching profession

BAS-TE degree course.

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