Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 259
- Course Number:
- ED 259
- Course Title:
- Multicultural Ed: Applications
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Course DescriptionProvides an in depth view into multicultural educational issues in the K-12 setting today. Gain skills to develop cultural appropriate pedagogy, materials and curriculum in order to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse US educational system Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Understand and be able to articulate the achievement dilemma, particularly as it relates to multicultural issues in the K-12 setting.
- Understand and articulate current issues in education, particularly as they relate to cultural issues.
- Recognize issues of power and privilege and how these serve to perpetuate inequities in the US educational system and the larger society.
- Continue developing sense of their own cultural frameworks and what proficiencies and information they need to become effective multicultural educators
- Develop tools and strategies to effectively communicate with and teach to a wide variety of different cultural groups
- Analyze and select curriculum, materials and activities for cultural appropriateness.
- Begin to develop a repertoire of tools and strategies to affect meaningful educational change.
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be evaluated, and criteria developed for assigning a course grade using the following tools:
- written assignments
- presentation of instructional materials
- participation in group and class discussion
- research project
- school and text analysis
- final project
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Perform school analysis as it relates to multicultural theories and issues studied in class
- Research local non-dominant cultural group and analyze their interaction with dominant K-12 cultural institution.
- Respond orally and in writing to current multicultural issues
- Analyze text and materials for cultural appropriateness
- Develop tools and strategies to effect change
In addition the students will demonstrate: