EDUC 240 Culture & Human Diversity in Education • 3 Cr.
Focus on concepts, theories, and strategies that constitute major dimensions of a culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum for early childhood and elementary education classrooms.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Define the following terms: culture, ethnicity, race, bias, prejudice and diversity.
- Describe, evaluate, and communicate the social, political and economic origins and manifestations of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism/homophobia, ableism, religious tolerance and ageism in the current education system.
- Identify and analyze the social, political and economic issues that have shaped the student’s own experience as well as those of the children and families served in the educational setting.
- Explain the impact of bias on the healthy growth and development of all children.
- Define and describe the following approaches: anti-bias, multicultural, culturally relevant, and bilingual/bicultural.
- Design and assess a culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum.
- Winter 2015 (current quarter)