2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6111 Constructing the Equitable Classroom: From Theory to Practice

This course will examine the goals, assumptions, and strategies of multicultural education and assist teachers to effectively apply theories of equity to classroom practice. Through a variety of cognitive and affective approaches, students will identify and analyze the cultural and structural factors that have led to unequal academic outcomes for diverse learners and explore practitioner-based strategies, resources, and materials for the development of classrooms that are culturally affirming and inclusionary. Through activities and assignments, students will both explore and demonstrate a developing awareness of how various artistic mediums can be utilized as important aspects in the development of a multicultural curriculum. Reading will be placed within the context of public schooling today in order to develop students' "cultural consciousness" of the shared societal assumptions that we bring to our teaching experiences.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Completion of a curriculum development course in either early childhood, elementary, or middle school levels.