EDU501 : School, Community and Teacher

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to provide prospective teachers with a strong foundation for understanding the relationship between and among teachers, the school and the families and community that support the school. Basic conceptualizations of institutions that educate and the role of the teacher in relating to these institutions will be considered. Students will also explore how cultural, social, and historical forces have shaped understanding of the relationship teachers have with schools, communities and families in Pakistan. The course will explore the social context of schooling, examining how the work of teachers is nested within school and community. It will provide orientation to the process of socialization in schools and how social factors affect education. Students will have opportunity to build their ability to put this knowledge into practice in the accompanying 1 credit laboratory by study of a school and its community, so that as teachers, they can mobilize support for educational programs and contribute positively to their communities. Practical application of the course will be emphasized as students explore the teaching and learning within both school and community. They will identify strategies, practices, and relationships that have proven fruitful within the contexts with which they are familiar and learn how to identify and respond to challenges in school, community and teacher relationships. Students will identify how culture, gender, special needs, equity and equality and collaborative working conditions affect the school and community.

Course Learning Outcomes

Prospective teachers will be able to:

  • Analyze and describe relationships between teachers, the school and the families and community that support the school.
  • Identify how the teacher’s role is influenced by social and cultural factors that affect education in schools and their communities.
  • Recognize and value diverse cultural, traditional and religious values and learning needs of their students in school as well as in their community.
  • List the social factors affecting education and how it can support the development of education in the country in general and community in particular.
  • Explain his/her role as a role model for their students in school and in the community in general.

Course Calendar

School Teacher and Community (Topic 1 to 06)1
Relationship between School and Community (Topic 07 to 12)2
Definition and Types of Social Institution (Topic 13 to 20)3
School and Culture (Topic 21 to 27)4
The Concept of Culture (Topic 28 to 33)5
Cultural Pattern (Topic 34 to 39)6
The Working Context of Pakistani Teachers (Topic 40 to 44)7
Leadership Role. (Topic 45to 51)8
Level of Social Interaction (Topic 52 to 57)9
Group Formation (Topic 58 to 64)10
Community Education & Parent Involvement (Topic 65 to 69)11
Community Education (Topic 70 to 74)12
Assignment No. 1
Parents Involvement (Topic 75 to 80)13
Collaboration in Learning (Topic 81 to 87)14
Social Class Difference (Topic 88 to 96)15
Support the Mother Tongue (Topic # 097 - 104)16
Parents Trust (Topic 105 to 109)17
Quiz No. 1
Feminine Approaches (Topic 110 to 114)18
New Knowledge is Built on Old Knowledge (Topic 115 to 120)19
Schools in Pakistan (Topic 121 to 126)20
Literacy (Topic 127 to 130)21
Culture Defined (Topic 131 to 135)22
Mid- Term Exam
Students Learning: (Topic 136 to 142)23
Personal Social Characteristics (Topic 143 to 147)24
Assumptions about Teaching Practices (Topic 148 to 152)25
Number of Female Teachers (Topic 153 to 159)26
Classroom Practices (Topic 160 to 165)27
Family Background (Topic 166 to 172)28
Head Teacher (Topic 173 to 180)29
Assignment No. 2
School Culture. (Topic 181 to 185)30
Personal Social Relations (Topic 186 to 191)31
Rural and Urban Schools (Topic 192 to 200)32
Homework (Topic 201 to 207)33
School Knowledge (Topic 208 to 213)34
BRIDGES Project (Topic 214 to 218)35
Recruitment Policy (Topic 219 to 226)36
Public Education (Topic 227 to 232))37
School Health (Topic 233 to 238)38
School Health Program (Topic 239 to 242)39
Quiz No. 2
School Health Environment (Topic 243 to 247)40
Life Skills Based Education (Topic 248 to 252)41
School Nutrition Programs (Topic 253 to 258)42
(Topic 259 to 265)43
(Topic 265 to 271)44
(Topic 272 to 276)45
Final Term Exam
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