Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 22, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DR. DOTTIE BAUER PROPOSAL SPONSOR: DR. JOHN COUTURE PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: EDUCEL 622 School Effectiveness and Reform 3 credits Advanced study through original sources of philosophies of American education and reform movements. Emphasis on current reform efforts and strategies. Processes and procedures for instructional and program development and evaluation such as state testing, school climate and school effectiveness. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: EDUCEL 622 School Effectiveness, Reform and Technology Short Title: School Effectiveness & Reform PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced study through the history and philosophies of American education. Emphasis on contemporary reform efforts and strategies including current research and the use of technology in schools. Processes and procedures for instructional and program development and evaluation such as state testing, school climate and school effectiveness. Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Leadership Option or permission of instructor. Summer Updated 18 April 2008 LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student will have: A. Understood the purposes of American education. B. Researched the characteristics of an effective school. C. Researched and discussed national and New Hampshire school redesign initiatives. D. Initiated the development of a school redesign project. E. Demonstrated an understanding of the use of technology in schools F. Demonstrated an understanding of the change process in a redesign project. RATIONALE: The Educational Leadership Program has been redesigned to align more specifically with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council’s national standards for school principals. Additionally, the New Hampshire Department of Education visited the campus in March 2005. As part of that process, the Council for Teacher Education praised the program for the emphasis on field-based education and the use of the Learning Plan and the Educational Leadership Portfolio to plan, benchmark and document candidate learning. The Visiting Committee also recommended more study in curriculum development, special education and technology while integrating course content across the curriculum. In response to ELCC and NHCTE, the use technology will be made more visible in this course while addressing school redesign efforts. RESOURCES: No additional resources needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS:


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