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John Carroll University

ED 100 An Introduction to Education


Tuesday: 9:00PM-9:50PM

Thursday: 9:00PM-10:50PM


Dolan E335


When I do not know myself, I cannot know who my students are. I will see them through a glass darkly, in the shadows of my unexamined life—and when I cannot see them clearly, I cannot teach them well. 


—Parker J. Palmer (1998) 


Leadership 1st For America  http://leadership1st.org/ 7, August, 2012

Instructor:  Professor David Shutkin, Ph.D. 

Office:  AD 304      

Phone: 216.397.4754

E-mail Address:  dshutkin@jcu.edu


Office Hours by appointment for Spring 2014 Semester: 

Tuesday: 10-12, 3:30-4:30
Wednesday: 8:45-9:45PM
Thursday: 11-12, 3:30-4:30


Course Web Site Address:



Required Texts:

William Ayers (2010) To Teach: The Journey, in Comics.  New York : Teachers College Press.


Alan S. Canestrari, Bruce A. Marlowe (2012) Educational foundations : an anthology of critical readings. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Catalog Description

Emphasis on self-evaluation as a teacher.  Introduction to critical issues in education including the person as a teacher, criteria for effective teaching, and effective school settings.  Includes a class and individual field experience component.  Course is a prerequisite for admission to teacher education

Course Goals

  • Provide an overview of education as a field of study
  • Provide an overview of JCU Teacher Education Program
  • Self-assess personal, professional career goals 

Students with Disabilities

In accordance with federal law, if you have a documented disability, you may be eligible to request accommodations from the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Please contact Lisa Meeks (Director) Services for Students with Disabilities at 216-39-4263 or come to the office located in room 7A, in the Garden Level of the Administration Building. Please keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive so it is best to register at your earliest convenience.




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