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Culture And Inclusion

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This course addresses culture and inclusion. Participants examine cultural concepts and perspectives, cultural diversity, cross-cultural interaction, and culturally-inclusive instruction. Cultural awareness and effective collaboration among teachers, English learners, their families, paraprofessionals, and the community to improve literacy development and learning is also explored.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Learning in a Culturally-Inclusive Classroom Environment

    • Identify the components of a culturally and linguistically inclusive learning environment.
    • Analyze the pedagogical implications for instruction of English language learners in a culturally and linguistically inclusive classroom.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to select culturally responsive, age-appropriate and linguistically accessible materials.
    • Apply strategies for modifying age- and grade-level appropriate materials and resources.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the important issues and challenges faced by culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
    • Apply strategies for providing opportunities for positive interactions among culturally diverse students.

    Sociocultural Factors in the Classroom

    • Explore sociocultural factors in the classroom, including cultural stereotypes, attitudes, acculturation, and classroom culture.
    • Identify the relationship between language and culture and its impact on English learner instruction in alternative language service programs.
    • Examine the pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies that promote sociocultural development.
    • Describe the benefits of scaffolding for biliteracy development.
    • Identify cultural concepts and perspectives within the classroom.
    • Explain sociocultural issues in the classroom.

    Assessment of Parental and/or Community Involvement with Literacy

    • Synthesize research implications for effective parental and/or community involvement.
    • Apply research findings to enhance parental and/or community involvement.
    • Identify characteristics associated with diverse educational and/or work communities.
    • Describe the benefits of parent and/or community involvement for biliteracy development.
    • Describe role, purpose, and types of parental and/or community involvement with literacy.

    Cultural Concepts and Perspectives

    • Define characteristics and goals of English language development programs and their supporting philosophies.
    • Examine challenges related to the education of English learners.
    • Describe various academic, emotional, and linguistic fundamentals that influence English learners.
    • Compare and contrast characteristics of various program models.
    • Analyze the factors related to English language development special education, including gifted and talented education.

    Cultural Contact

    • Examine historical and current policies that influenced the development of English language development programs.
    • Examine how the components of culture are interrelated.
    • Compare and contrast acculturation and assimilation.
    • Determine the characteristics of multicultural education.

    Cultural Diversity in California and the United States

    • Define culture.
    • Evaluate the process in the development of cultural identities.
    • Identify historical and current demographic trends in California and USA.
    • Examine the migration-immigration patterns in California.

    Cross-Cultural Interaction

    • Compare and contrast prejudice and discrimination.
    • Identify characteristics associated with linguistic minority communities.
    • Examine the relationship between cultural diversity and educational achievement.
    • Summarize the historical context of linguistic minority communities.

    Culture in the Classroom; Culturally-Inclusive Instruction

    • Evaluate the role of culture in language minority achievement.
    • Explore the role of sociocultural processes as they affect language minority achievement.
    • Explain how to take an effective role in the implementation of equity and pedagogy and empowering sociocultural structures.
    • Identify the alignment of home and school.
    • Explore different ways to bring a global and multicultural perspective to a school or class.
    • Describe the progression from additive to transformative multicultural curriculum.
    • Determine different ways to conduct an ethnographic study.
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