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.

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.