Maricopa Community Colleges  EDU230   20066-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 2-28-2006

EDU230  2006 Fall - 9999

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Cultural Diversity in Education

Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on teacher preparation (preservice and/or inservice) to offer an equal educational opportunity to students of all cultural groups.

Prerequisites: None.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Cultural Diversity - [C]

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


EDU230  2006 Fall - 9999

Cultural Diversity in Education



Explain how changing demographics influence public schools and/or institutions of higher learning. (I)


Define the concepts of culture and multicultural education. (I, II)


Identify cultural influences on modes of communication, perception, learning preferences, and world view. (II, V)


Compare concepts of individual and institutional racism, prejudice, ethnocentrism, stereotypes and sociotypes, equity and equality. (III)


Describe how the concepts of equity and equal educational opportunity have evolved into educational policy. (IV)


Identify legal precedents for educational equity and equal educational opportunities. (IV)


Describe how culturally responsive teaching promotes student learning. (V)


Identify, read, and describe multicultural literature that increases cultural awareness and sensitivity. (VI)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


EDU230  2006 Fall - 9999

Cultural Diversity in Education

I. Demographics

A. Changes in recent years

B. Impact on public education and/or institutions of higher learning

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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