This course is designed to help prepare leaders of education and training
technology to be effective actors in the policy processes of local schools,
corporations, and non-profit organizations. Policy is one of the primary means
by which leadership is exercised. The course will help students to discern the
premises underlying various policies, to participate effectively in the policy
process, and to understand the potential and limitations of policy.
This course will provide students with considerable knowledge about education
and training policy, but the main focus will be on helping each student to
prepare a credible education or training policy proposal for a problem or
opportunity of interest to him/her. The policy can be for a school, school
district, corporation, non-profit organization, city, county, state, or the
federal government. Students who wish are encouraged to introduce their
completed proposal and advocate for its adoption, but that is not required for
this course. The instructors are not content with you leaving the course
knowing a great deal about policy. They want you to be able to craft policy
proposals that have a good chance of being adopted, being implemented as
intended, and improving education or training.
None currently indicated.