This course studies the practice of teaching throughout history, across cultures and among diverse settings. Teaching is examined as a sociopolitical endeavor with specific consideration of its professional, ethical and legal context. Students learn to analyze the means by which social values shape the work of teaching, with particular attention to the role of assessment. Attention is drawn to educational agents, educational policies and educational practices that have moved schooling toward more equitable and inclusive practice. Students conduct a collaborative fieldwork project with the goal of teaching toward democracy.