Mar 01, 2021  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 3343 - Cultural Diversity

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the various intra-national cultural groups in our communities (e.g., Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, etc.). Such an understanding is critical to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for functioning successfully as leaders and advocates for children in public schools. Topics to be covered in this course include: (1) values and beliefs, (2) family structures and styles, (3) child rearing practices and expectations, (4) learning styles, (5) interpersonal strategies for participating in cross-racial/cultural interactions, and (6) anti-bias techniques for classroom curriculum and teaching. Special attention will be given to developing competencies needed to work effectively with parents and their children to maximize school success.