The Epidemic – Rot of American Culture

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This course will examine the moral decline of American culture, absentee or permissive parenting and the resulting plague of joyless, selfish children. Numerous social issues related to technology, media content, marriages, sexuality, values and family systems in the current culture are examined. The ramifications of these social issues on schools and students who bring those social behaviors into classroom settings are discussed. Recommendations for helping educators know what they can do to reach students in school settings are presented. Educators will research these issues and develop a written application essay, lesson/unit plan or project activity for school implementation.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

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Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the historical progression and decline of marriages and family system dysfunction and the impact they have on society, values and raising children.
  2. Participants will be presented with a model for teaching children to love and respect other people and numerous positive strategies to utilize when teaching children.
  3. Educators will examine early childhood education and the affects of day care on children and families as well as the social and economic issues families struggle with.
  4. Participants will review the impact of media violence, blatant sexuality and other negative social behaviors that the media presents and how to instill morality and values in an indifferent world.
  5. Educators will look at the issue of students growing up in an adult world of sex and violence without enjoying the innocence of childhood experiences and how that affects their development and ability to be successful in schools.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

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Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

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(3 Semester Graduate Credits)