EDUCATION 205- Diversity in Education
This course is designed to examine the concepts, principles, theories, and practices for teaching diverse student populations. The end objective is to cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to address the issues that present themselves in multicultural classrooms and classrooms containing students with specific academic needs, such as students with special needs, English Learners, and gifted and talented students. To accomplish this, we will use ourselves as a starting point—our individual thoughts, opinions, feelings about multiculturalism, gender, racism, and prejudice so that we may shape our teaching philosophy to reflect the needs of a diverse classroom. Throughout the course we will explore strategies for creating classroom learning environments that value and integrate diversity as well as addressing the specific academic, social, and cultural needs of unique populations.