Oct 03, 2023
EDCS 2010 - Education and Cultural Diversity
Public schools are institutions of a democracy. One measure of their success is how well they educate all children, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, family configuration, language, and religion. Students observe, analyze, and reflect upon the advantages and tensions associated with teaching in a culturally diverse environment and society. They explore the cultural, social, and historical dimensions of education as they relate to cultural diversity. Students examine the cultural and historical context of domination and exploitation in the U.S.; the self as an anti-bias educator; and the curriculum and pedagogy in an anti-bias classroom.
Requisites: EDTE 1000 or EDHP 3530
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Bridge: Ethics and Reasoning, Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to articulate insights about their own cultural positionality relative to broader societal norms and how they manifest in the U.S. public educational system.
- Students will be able to describe how history, values, policies, pedagogical approaches, economic conditions, and/or beliefs and practices influence how a range of cultural groups interact with the U.S. public educational system.
- Students will be able to interpret how a range of cultural groups experience schooling and identify educational strategies and responses that ensure that all students thrive.
- Students will be able to discuss and interpret differences in communication styles of families from a range of cultural groups in educational settings and can apply these understandings in communicating with families.
- Students will be able to ask complex questions about other cultures educational experiences and articulate answers that reflect a range of perspectives.
- Students will be able to initiate and develop interactions with people from differing backgrounds while valuing and celebrating these interactions.
- Students will be able to assess their own ethical core beliefs and how that shapes their choices, actions, and thinking in professional educational practice.
- Students will be able to explain varied ethical standards in the field of education.
- Students will be able to describe and evaluate ethical issues in the field of education and discuss possible actions to address these issues.
- Students will be able to consider and apply professional ethical standards, perspectives, and theories in educational decision-making situations.
- Students will be able to evaluate alternative ethical perspectives about the field of education and educational practice in a decision-making context.
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