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ERIC Number: EJ1078745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
(Re)Imagining Our Foundations: One Social Foundations of Education Program's Attempt to Reclaim, Reestablish, and Redefine Itself
Hardee, Sheri C.; McFaden, Kelly
Educational Foundations, v28 n1-4 p31-50 2015
As many have noted, we are seeing the continuing marginalization of Social Foundations of Education (SFE) courses and programs to the point at which some are disappearing completely. SFE can play a vital role in helping universities establish relationships with their local communities that are equitable and based upon the voices and needs of the community. In addition to university-wide and community value, a strong connection between SFE courses and departments outside of education, local schools, educational organizations, and government institutions illustrates the undeniable importance of SFE to the training and development of a generation of future educators who are advocates and allies for their local community members and who are change agents in their field. This article describes several projects that highlight what it means to be in service to the field of education and to one's community. These projects are an example of moving theory into practice for students and professors. Projects highlighted in this article include: (1) The YES Institute Curriculum Collaboration; (2) 21st Century Community Learning Centers; (3) Near Peer Service-Learning Program; (4) Migrant Education Program Partnership; and (5) Education as a Human Right Project. This article illustrates situations where SFE is centralized and becomes key to successful pedagogical practices.
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Language: English
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