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Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education

Cultural perspectives on language learning, language use and education. Focus on sociolinguistic issues in education and pedagogical implications for linguistic and cultural minority students. Central topics include cross-cultural communication in the classroom, including the role of ethnicity, race, gender and social class; the relationships between home/community language use patterns and school achievement; cultural perspectives on school-community relations; cross-cultural perspectives on parenting and language socialization; standard and nonstandard language varieties in the classroom; and effective instructional approaches for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.
Course #
LANED-GE 8005
Units
3
Term
Summer
Department