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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

February 3, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795, jfloyd@mansfield.edu.

Curricular Action Notice: Education

New Course: ELE 5391 Contemporary Issues in Classroom Management 3 s.h.

Purpose and Nature of Course:

To provide graduate course for addressing “at-risk” factors in children and classroom techniques that teachers may use to address students’ behavioral, social, and emotional needs.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Course addresses “at-risk” factors in children and classroom techniques that teachers may use to address students’ behavioral, social, and emotional needs. Content covers current research in contemporary issues in students’ developmental levels, at-risk factors, diversity, gender-related factors, family issues, SES, homelessness, and motivation for learning. Students will compile professional portfolio to support their implementing course knowledge in the classroom.

Dual listed with ELE 3391

Sample textbook for this course:
Evertson, C. M., Emmer, E. T., & Worsham, M. E. (2003). Classroom management for elementary teachers (6th ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Frieman, B. B. (2001). What teachers need to know about children at risk. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Topical Outline

  • Characteristics of Learners: Behavioral, Social, & Emotional Factors in Developmental Areas
  • Motivation for Learning
  • Classroom Management
  • Special Needs: Learning Disabilities, Limited English Proficiency, Giftedness, Low Achieving Students, At-risk factors, Psychological Conditions, Physiological Conditions
  • Socio-cultural Factors: Poverty/SES, Family Issues (divorce, single-parent, nontraditional family), Gender Roles
  • An electronic copy of the New Course Request Form for this course is available upon request
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