Foundations of Education


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Week 8 introduces the discipline of educational economics and explores the impact of worldwide social change on education throughout the 20th century. The educational implications of the 20th century transition from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy to a knowledge economy are explored. A timeline of major worldwide events in the 20th century and their impacts on education is presented. The intersection of social change and Canadian educational reform throughout the 20th century is examined. The week closes by summarizing the 20th century policy shifts in Ontario's secondary education system.

Foundational Focus: Educational Economics; History of Education; Social Change and Education