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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 542]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
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Comment Period Ends 10/31/2015
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10/30/15  10:55 am
Commenter: Nora Alder

Social Foundations
 

Social Foundations courses are key to the depth of teacher understandings of the importance of social context in schooling. Most Social Foundations courses include a history of American education, overviews of funding, changes in demographics and tax basis, some understanding of educcation law, Supreme Court rulings that have effected disipline, special education and desegregation, some of themajor curiculum and instruction movements over time and some of the major philisophical  underpinnings of education. I have taught pre-service teachers in Nevada who were not required to have this class and the depth of thier understandings did not hold a candle to that of the Virginia students I work with. Please keep this requirement!.