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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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EDC 405 Culturally Responsive Teaching

3 Credit(s) DPDS
Students will explore historical and current forms of systemic oppression and how these dynamics manifest in schools resulting in disparity of academic achievement and life outcomes for students from marginalized communities. Students will gain an understanding of how their work as future educators can be part of addressing these injustices and create transformative educational experiences for students in schools that are becoming increasingly diverse. This course provides a strong foundation in the goals of culturally responsive approaches to teaching, and the habits of mind needed to cultivate an awareness of oneself as a cultural being. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which culture impacts and informs teaching, learning, and classroom climate. Issues of ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, family, and cognition will be addressed. Includes current theory and research, as well as effective strategies to promote learning, intercultural relations, and self-esteem among preschool, elementary, middle and secondary students. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required.
Prerequisite: EDC115 or EEC105, or ENL110, or equivalent.