Critical Multicultural Education and the Sociopolitical Context of PK-12 Education

Education

Instructor: Patty Bode

Course Dates: July 8-August 6,  2014 

Class Meeting Times:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Credits: 4                

Tuition: $1,200

Current research and contemporary classroom practice guide this course in defining the sociopolitical context of educationUnits of study and investigation include: 1) Defining Multicultural Education for School Reform; 2) Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students’ Achievement; 3) Structural and Organizational Issues in Classrooms and Schools; 4) Culture, Identity, and Learning; 5) Linguistic Diversity in U.S. Classrooms; 6) Understanding Student Learning and School Achievement; 7) Adapting Curriculum for Multicultural Classrooms. The course includes research rooted in case studies from U.S. schools in the lives of real students in real classrooms.