Maricopa Community Colleges  EDU230   20056-20065 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/22/05
EDU230 20056-20065 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Cultural Diversity in Education
Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of the child's self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on preparing future teachers to offer an equal educational opportunity to children of all cultural groups. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
EDU230   20056-20065 Cultural Diversity in Education
1. Explain how changing demographics influence public schools. (I)
2. Define the concepts of culture and multicultural education. (I, II)
3. Identify cultural influences on modes of communication, perception, learning preferences, and world view. (II, V)
4. Compare concepts of individual and institutional racism, prejudice, ethnocentrism, stereotypes and sociotypes, equity and equality. (III)
5. Describe how the concepts of equity and equal educational opportunity have evolved into educational policy. (IV)
6. Identify legal precedents for educational equity and equal educational opportunities. (IV)
7. Describe how culturally responsive teaching promotes student learning. (V)
8. Identify, read, and describe multicultural literature that increases cultural awareness and sensitivity. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
EDU230   20056-20065 Cultural Diversity in Education
    I. Demographics
        A. Changes in recent years
        B. Impact on public education
        C. Multicultural education
      II. Culture
          A. Enculturation
          B. Acculturation
          C. Assimilation
          D. Communication, perception, and world review
        III. Attitudes and values
            A. Prejudice and racism
            B. Ethnocentrism
            C. Stereotypes
            D. Sociotypes
          IV. Educational policy
              A. Equity
              B. Equal educational opportunity
              C. Legal precedents
            V. Learning and teaching
                A. Learning preferences
                B. Culturally responsive pedagogy
              VI. Multicultural Literature
                  A. Representative titles
                  B. Impact on education
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