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.