This independent study course is designed for multicultural education for teachers who wish to expand their knowledge on topics concerning diversity and multiculturalism.
Teachers at all grade levels and areas of the country have diversity in their classrooms. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, characteristics such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender roles, and disabilities. This independent study will focus on skills and techniques teachers can use in their classrooms to better understand and accommodate individual students based on their diverse backgrounds.
In this course you will:
- Create and develop lessons and activities to use in your own classroom, which promote diversity and cultural acceptance
- Reflect on teaching experiences within your own classroom and develop strategies to accommodate culturally diverse students
- Develop skills that are beneficial for not only for you as the teacher, but for your students as well
- Address personal narratives from teachers, parents and students’ perspectives and reflect on how your classroom situations may be similar
- Design short projects that can be implemented in your own classroom to promote diversity and cultural understanding
- Describe the effects of implementing particular strategies in the classroom
- Broaden definitions of diversity and multiculturalism to include areas such as socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and disabilities