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Diversity In Educational Settings

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This course focuses on developing an understanding of multicultural diversity concepts in education and implications for learning and instruction. Learners will examine the relationship of cultural values on the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Learners will also explore the scope of diversity prevalent in classrooms today and the role of prejudice, biases, assumptions, stereotyping, and cultural inequalities in education. Learners will connect these perspectives to instructional strategies that contribute to creating culturally responsive classrooms.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Tolerance and Discrimination in Education

    • Identify signs of gender discrimination and stereotyping in an educational setting.
    • Identify strategies to address sexual harassment among students.
    • Describe strategies to incorporate tolerance and sensitivity toward students of diversity in instructional practices.

    Effect of Demographics on Education

    • Identify the impact of language diversity on instruction and assessment strategies.
    • Describe how the interaction of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and gender differences contribute to inequality in schools.
    • Analyze how the civil rights movement impacted education.
    • Identify practical ways diversity in demographics can affect the classroom.

    Special Education and English Language Learners

    • Describe the demographic representation in special education classes.
    • Discuss the impact of Public Law 94-142 on education.
    • Identify the significance of the outcome of Brown v. Board of Education to exceptional children in special programs and the regular education classroom.
    • Describe the evolution of approaches that education has attempted to meet the needs of the English language learner.
    • Identify the needs of the exceptional child and how they can be met in the regular education classroom.

    Defining Multicultural Education

    • Define the concepts of culture and multicultural education.
    • Describe the evolution of multicultural education.
    • Identify the characteristics of a multicultural school environment.
    • Explain how changing demographics influence public schools.

    Legal Precedence and Multicultural Education

    • Identify the role of the First Amendment in education and legal precedents related to educational equity.
    • Describe the legal and ethical issues confronting the education of English language learners.
    • Describe how educators can balance the concept of separation of church and state with valuing religious diversity.
    • Explain how legal implications affect practices in the classroom.
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