EDC 2006 Multicultural Educ:Agent for Change

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the theories and processes needed to examine social forces influencing American education including social and global perspectives. The course content will assist students to understand and become aware of working with and teaching culturally diverse groups within the educational setting and how schooling is shaped by the social contexts in which it occurs. The complex issues facing educational environments will be examined which include issues of heritage, class, gender, religion, ethnicity, and exceptionality. Effective teaching strategies and resources will be explored. In addition, global standards will be reviewed. Multicultural best practices will be explored as students develop their philosophy of education.