ECED 6102: Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Making (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course will provide opportunities for students to identify their leadership and decision-making styles, as a foundation for exploring their role in the schools as instructional leaders and advocates. With student learning as a main focus, participants in this course will develop a deeper understanding of the interrelatedness of contexts such as culture, politics, law and economics and the impact of these variables on public education. Another area of emphasis will be school cultures that contribute to student success, including the role of teaching effectiveness, parental involvement, professional development, diversity and exceptionality issues. Students in this course will engage in policy research, case study analysis and ethical decision-making based on case studies and/or moral dilemmas.