Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

EDD 638 The History of Fads and Frills in Schools(GNA)

3 lecture hours, 1 conference hour; 4 credits. Why do schools regularly adopt and abandon curricula and pedagogies? Why have some schooling practices become thoroughly embedded? This course seeks to understand the temporary and the seemingly permanent in education through an examination of historical cases of school reforms, some of which became essential school practices, others that cyclically appear in slightly different forms from time to time and still others that came and went. Pre- or corequisite: EDD 632