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Cultural Awareness in Classrm (EDUC-200)

2013 Spring 
Location: Main Campus

Description: The primary purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. We will seek to understand these issues better and search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. We will study the hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty, with an emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Readings, discussion, and case studies will also be used to explore ways of giving students the skills needed to access power (ex. better-paying jobs) within our broader culture while also preserving the integrity of the student's own culture. There will be a particular focus on specific strategies that can be used to overcome the obstacles that poverty and race can create in the school environment. Role models, support systems, discipline, relationships, instructional methodology, and interactions with parents will be discussed. Students will spend 40 hours assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. This will be balanced with on-campus or on-site discussions of the experiences in the classroom and the readings.

Textbook information can be found here.

01/14/2013 - 05/17/2013 Main Campus E. Landers
Lecture Time: 5:30PM - 6:45PM Days: TR Seats: 15

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