Multicultural Education introduces students to core concepts and approaches to multicultural education including issues related to student, family, and community diversity based on culture, language, race, class, gender, and sexual identity. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the multicultural competence required of all successful teachers working with today¿s diverse youth. Awareness of the history, language, and cultural background of Minnesota-based American Indian tribes and various immigrant groups of Minnesota will also be addressed.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze multicultural differences in approaches to learning and performance.
- Design instruction that uses a student¿s strengths as the basis for continued learning.
- Define dehumanizing biases, discrimination, prejudices, and institutional and personal racism and sexism.
- Implement strategies to support how students¿ learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, and prior learning, as well as language, culture, family, and community values.
- Analyze contributions and lifestyles of the various racial, cultural, and economic groups in American society.
- Analyze the cultural content, world view, and concepts that comprise Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.
- Analyze the history, language, and culture of various immigrant groups of Minnesota.
- Define multiple perspectives of a student¿s personal, family, and community experiences and cultural norms.
- Research the influence of social groups and their role in student learning environments.
- Strategize effective classroom communications with a rooted understanding of the implications of gender, culture, language, socio-economic and other diverse conditions on the development of a classroom environment.
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