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Foundations of Educational Leadership: Law, History, and Economics

Current administrative thought and practice are examined in the context of their historical and economic roots. The trends, themes, assumptions, and prominent leaders of the various periods of United States educational history are discussed. The course also focuses on the various ways the economic themes of liberty, equality, and efficiency were treated in these historical periods. An understanding of these historical and economic roots supports the development of appropriate administrative strategies to make schools more responsive learning environments. For Early Childhood Leadership and Leadership in the Arts students only.