May 26, 2024  
2009-2010 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog with Addendum 
2009-2010 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MIEA 580 - Innovative Practices in International Education Administration

(Cr: 3)
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base for school leaders in an era of school improvement, technological innovation, and social change.  Students will learn first-hand about innovative practices and recent research in the field.  Topics include innovative research and promising practices in: curriculum design, pedagogy, professionalism, management, leadership, the use of technology in the schools, home school communication, and inclusion to support learning diversity, governance, and the challenge of school improvement.  In this course, students will learn how to assess a variety of international educational contexts to determine the educational system or systems that are operational.  Students will then identify educational practices that can be viewed as innovative and which would fit the educational context. 

Additional areas covered are: Learning Theory, Classroom Atmosphere, Instructional Strategies, among others. This course also covers the dilemma children who are experiencing difficulty in learning situations face because of ethnic group frustrations in the community, problems of social adjustment, socio-economic inequities, and learning gaps.  The role of the school in facilitating the program for children of various cultures to become valued members of the community is discussed.