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Equity, Diversity, And Access In Education

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This course provides candidates the opportunity to examine and to reflect upon equity, diversity, and access in education. In particular, the course focuses on the potential for contributions of students, families, teachers, and staff through equitable participation in school practices, programs, and curriculum. Candidates examine their personal beliefs, as well as issues regarding equity, diversity, and access, in the context of leadership.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Equitable Democratic Classrooms and School Environments

    • Propose strategies and resources that teachers and administrators can utilize to bridge cultural gaps that exist between school climate and students’ cultures.
    • Describe key components of equity and access in a culturally responsive school.
    • Examine the impact of culture on teaching practices and student learning.

    Demographic and Educational Change

    • Analyze the impact of demographic and educational changes on schools, curriculum, and instruction.
    • Identify major demographic and educational changes which have occurred from the mid-twentieth century through the present.

    Equity, Diversity, and Access

    • Describe the concepts of equity, diversity, and access.
    • Explain the significance of and the issues concerning educating for democracy and equity.
    • Examine personal beliefs and values regarding diversity and equity.

    Critical Theory

    • Investigate critical theory as it relates to the impact of class, race, power, gender, and privilege on education and learning.
    • Analyze the implications of cultural capital and social capital for schools, instruction, and students’ academic success.
    • Examine the diversity of students, teachers, administrators, and staff in a school and the implications of differences among groups.
    • Examine examples of institutionalized bias in schools and school districts.
    • Describe examples of and issues relating to teacher agency in schools.

    Culturally Responsive Schools

    • Determine dispositions of culturally responsive teachers and administrators.
    • Identify the elements of culturally responsive curriculum, materials, and instructional practices.
    • Examine classroom organization and pedagogical practices that provide equal access to learning for all students.
    • Propose ways of consolidating and using data from varied sources to address students’ individual learning styles and needs.
    • Evaluate strategies for differentiation of instruction and assessment to address students’ varied learning styles and specific learning needs.

    Generating Change in Schools for Equity, Diversity, and Access

    • Determine a plan for developing and implementing school practices with community members, families, and staff to create a more inclusive and culturally responsive school.
    • Create professional development opportunities with teachers and other stakeholders to support growth towards a more culturally responsive school.
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