Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EDL 840 Social & Cultural Foundations of Educational Leadership - 3 credits
This course introduces students to the social and cultural foundations of educational leadership. Its purpose is to assist educational leadership professionals in understanding the philosophical, historical, sociological and organizational underpinnings of educational leadership. It provides students with a theoretical base on which to develop sound practical applications in the educational leadership tasks of communicating, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating strategies designed to develop effective learning communities. The course focuses on three specific themes critical to understanding and becoming effective educational leaders: the role of schools in a democratic society, issues of equity and diversity in our pluralistic society, and the functioning of schools as a specific type of (bureaucratic) organization.