EDU537: Multicultural Communication for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

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Course Overview

This course provides an understanding of the pressing issues in educating K-12 learners from both non-dominant and dominant cultures (e.g., multicultural education) including:

  • The influence and historical movements in multicultural education in the U.S.
  • How the breadth of topics in multicultural education affect K-12 teachers and learners
  • The best practices in the education of K-12 students

The course project, Multicultural Education Tutorial: Promoting and Implementing Multicultural Education in the School Community, focuses candidates on conducting interviews and using research to develop a practice for multicultural education in a school or community context.

This course does not include a required field-based activity.

It is recommended that you review the TESOL Standards and NCATE Domains for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse courses offered at JIU to determine the appropriate courses that meet your specific state or international requirements.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the need for and general goal of multicultural education, including its historical development.
  • Recognize the heterogeneity among the school-aged population and the implications for classroom instruction.
  • Describe the breadth of multicultural education, including issues of social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, and exceptionality.
  • Apply knowledge of research-based recommendations to design and implement culturally responsive pedagogy (i.e., equity pedagogy) spanning K-12.