This class traces major theories in the evolution of organizational thought, and examines recent trends in the study of organizations. A variety of schools of thought are investigated and utilized as perspectives from which to view educational organizations, including scientific management (classical), human relations, and human resource movements. The course focuses, as well, on the study of modernism, postmodernism, and critical theory, and introduces students to analysis and critique of communitarian and liberal approaches to education. Students become acquainted with the impact of underlying theories-in-use on the structure and functions of the educational systems.
Bachelor's degree required.
01.752 Overview of Educational Issues