“a crucial course on how to assess students’ reading ability was done away with”
This is what happens when the progressive agenda becomes more important than basic skills.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
U. Maryland College of Education May Be Producing Grads Unprepared for Classroom
The University of Maryland (UMD) College of Education (COE) undergraduate elementary education program may be producing graduates unprepared for the classroom, as a rudderless redesign of the literacy program to improve diversity training has dragged on for years, sowing confusion among students and lecturers, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
According to internal emails and individuals involved in the overhauling of the curriculum, new courses have been developed and taught by graduate students with little guidance by their superiors, and a crucial course on how to assess students’ reading ability was done away with, replaced with another diversity class.
The plan was to reorganize five existing courses into a four-course block that would “prepare our teacher candidates with the skills and knowledge to teach reading and language arts within the framework of a child’s background of experience, ethnicity, language, and culture,” according to the initial proposal in 2013.
The four new courses were labeled EDCI 361, 362, 363, and 364, though since their inception, they have been listed under a changing banner of titles and course numbers.
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