Literacy Teaching and Learning: Effective Schools for Cosmopolitan Democracies
Location: London, England
Dates: July 6 - July 26, 2014
In the context of large-scale immigration across the world, school communities face the challenge of educating the next generation of citizens for cosmopolitan democracies. Meeting this challenge involves designing and implementing integrated curricula that assist K-12 learners in all their diversity, achieve high standards in literacy.
The program spends three weeks in London. London is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom and the largest European city. It is historically one of the great "world cities" and remains a global capital of politics, culture, fashion, trade and finance.
This three-week program, aimed at educators in English education, primary education (early childhood and childhood), literacy education and social studies education, gives participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of language development and literacy learning as well as develop a thorough understanding of the history and contemporary context of immigration as it impacts teaching and learning in schools. This knowledge and understanding is applied to the development of units of study across the humanities that employ multidimensional instructional practices. Instructional experiences include writing, response to literature, drama and poetry, analysis of historical materials, and art.
Students visit schools in London as a basis for comparing British and American school systems and curricula especially in relation to the education of new immigrant children and young people. The program also includes visits to museums, theaters and historical sites in the London area.
3 or 6 Credits. Offered through Teaching and Learning
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned credits only) with related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
This program is offered as a series of integrated experiences and the themes explored cut across all courses listed below. By advisement, students register for 3 or 6 credits only as appropriate to the particular needs of their academic program.
CHDED-GE 2011 Multicultural Perspectives on Social Studying in Early Childhood (2 points)
CHDED-GE 2055 Integrated Arts in Childhood Education (2 points)
CHDED-GE 2070 Foundations of Curriculum (3 points)
SOCED-GE 2140 Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2191 New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 points)
Independent Study: Please consult with your Academic Adviser before enrolling for one of the independent studies below.
TCHL-GE 2300 Independent Study: Effective School for Cosmopolitan Democracies (1-3 points)
ENGED-GE 2300 Independent Study: Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (1-3 points)
TESOL-GE 2039 Independent Study: Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 points)
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
Dee Anne Anderson, Adjunct Instructor, English Education and Literacy Education, New York University
Dr. Richard Andrews, Professor of Education at the renowned Institute of Education, London
Several theatre visits are scheduled. London is of course renowned for its world class museums, theatres and restaurants.
Group accomodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.
2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration fees
2014 Housing Fee: $1,100
2014 Activity Fee: $700
Total 2014 Housing and Activity Fees: $1,800
For More Information
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 212-992-9380; (f) 212-995-4923; email@example.com
Academic Content: Dee Anne Anderson, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, East Building, 239 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003-6674, firstname.lastname@example.org; (t) 212-998-5465