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 Course Title:   Diversity in Education: D

 Title Abbreviation:   DIVERSITY IN EDUCATN (D)

 Department:    EDUC

 Course #:    211

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 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
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and utilize anti-bias curriculum materials.
  2. Respond appropriately to issues of diversity in the educational setting.
  3. Develop a personal philosophy regarding diversity in education.
  4. Integrate positive multi-cultural materials into teaching.
  5. Develop and utilize enrichment materials for education.
  6. Recognize, describe and overcome a studentís own personal barriers to working in a diverse environment.

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 . . .
4.2 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.

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.