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American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Education & Teaching
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
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Discover what shapes how we talk about schools today by exploring the history of U.S. education reform. Engage with the main actors, key decisions, and major turning points in this history. See how social forces drive reform. Learn about how the critical tensions embedded in U.S. education policy and practice apply to schools nationally, globally— and where you live.

Taught by

John Puckett and Michael Johanek

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Reviews for Coursera's American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice
4.6 Based on 9 reviews

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Teresa D
5.0 3 years ago
by Teresa completed this course.
This was a great course! I enjoyed the easy-going "lectures" that covered the important aspects of each time period. The course helped me to see American education on a timeline and to understand how it has developed and changed over the years. I wish I had taken more notes along the way, but if I get the chance to take the course again, I will be sure to do so.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I am from Latin America and, at first, was hesitant to take these course since it focused on the US. However, since a lot of students came from other countries, the forums were filled with comparisons between education systems all over the world. This was very enriching: I was exchanging points of view, first hand, with people from India, Canada, Ecuador, about how our schools and teachers were and had evolved until today. Professors and staff also motivated these discussions. Furthermore, our Peer Assessments relied on personal experience on our own education systems. When reviewing my peers,…
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The content was well-presented, quizzes were quick to take, and I got a good overview of how education has changed throughout the history of the United States. I appreciated the instructors' enthusiasm for the topic.
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Saw H
5.0 3 months ago
by Saw is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a grate course for everyone who interest to improve their skills, and I feel that my skills and knowledge will improve after taking this course.
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Monika U
5.0 3 years ago
by Monika completed this course.
Loved it. Learned so much even though I have my Masters in Education. Great Professors and teaching leads to great learning. Great class..Monika Utrecht
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The lectures are easy to understand and the assessments are helpful to actually use your knowledge by refering to your own experiences.
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