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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Cultural Diversity in Education
Course: EDU230

First Term: 2006 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on teacher preparation (pre-service and/or inservice) to offer an equal educational opportunity to students of all cultural groups

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain how changing demographics influence public schools and/or institutions of higher learning. (I)
2. Define the concepts of culture and multicultural education. (I, II)
3. Identify cultural influences on modes of communication, perception, learning preferences, and world view. (II, V)
4. Compare concepts of individual and institutional racism, prejudice, ethnocentrism, stereotypes and sociotypes, equity and equality. (III)
5. Describe how the concepts of equity and equal educational opportunity have evolved into educational policy. (IV)
6. Identify legal precedents for educational equity and equal educational opportunities. (IV)
7. Describe how culturally responsive teaching promotes student learning. (V)
8. Identify, read, and describe multicultural literature that increases cultural awareness and sensitivity. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Demographics
   A. Changes in recent years
   B. Impact on public education and/or institutions of higher learning
   C. Multicultural education
II. Culture
   A. Enculturation
   B. Acculturation
   C. Assimilation
   D. Communication, perception, and world review
III. Attitudes and values
   A. Prejudice and racism
   B. Ethnocentrism
   C. Stereotypes
   D. Sociotypes
IV. Educational policy
   A. Equity
   B. Equal educational opportunity
   C. Legal precedents
V. Learning and teaching
   A. Learning preferences
   B. Culturally responsive pedagogy
VI. Multicultural Literature
   A. Representative titles
   B. Impact on education
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2/28/2006

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