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 Course Title:   Diversity in Education: D

 Title Abbreviation:   DIVERSITY IN EDUCATN (D)

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    211

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    ?

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Overview of diversity in education including culture, ethnicity, family structure, socio-economics and educational philosophy.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify values and beliefs about family, community, culture, language, socio-economic and other identity issues and how they affect membership in a larger pluralistic society and the role of educator.
  2. Define terms and display an understanding of philosophies, persons and approaches to education that support diversity and cultural pluralism.
  3. Demonstrate the abilitiy to articulate effective strategies for teaching and learning that reflect a pluralistic approach to educational change.
  4. Select materials, resources and approaches to working with learners that are antibiased and implemented in a culturally responsive manner.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.
4.6 Utilize ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

Course Contents

  1. Multi-cultural society and the multi-cultural classroom.
  2. Homelessness and the young child in group care.
  3. HIV-AIDS in groups care settings for young children.
  4. Anti-bias and non-sexist curricula.
  5. The first amendment and educators.
  6. Homophobia in the educational environment.
  7. Gifted four-year olds and what to do for them.
  8. Culturally specific material.