2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Education Policy


Winter 2012 quarter

Kathe Taylor

According to Washington state law, the purpose of a high school diploma is to "declare that a student is ready for success in postsecondary education, gainful employment and citizenship, and is equipped with the skills to be a lifelong learner."  How do policies from disparate education sectors--early childhood, K-12, and higher education--set the stage for these goals to be reached?   In this course, we will examine this broad question by exploring in depth the complex inter-connections between education policy and practice.  We will analyze selected education policies from national, state, and local levels as a way of understanding what education policy is, who makes it, what its intended outcomes are, how it is implemented, and how well it works.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Mon (Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 1, 13, 27, Mar 5, 12), Wed (Jan 11, 25)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening and Weekend