Coordinator: Dr. Ann Dean
Department Office: 845-257-2834
Educational Foundations courses address issues of social difference in education (class, race, gender, etc.); values as they arise in education; political issues dealing with policy, ideology, and decision-making in education; historical, social and cultural perspectives relating to educational issues; and the psychological dimensions of teaching and learning.
The courses we offer are based on the image of educators as critical and reflective practitioners as well as an appreciation for the interrelationship between theory and practice. By participating in foundational inquiry our students learn to pose reflective and critical questions about schooling and the broader meaning of education. The faculty is committed to the values of social justice and compassion.