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Social Studies from Multicultural Perspectives in Childhood Education

This course will provide an introduction to the foundations of multicultural, culturally relevant education, with particular attention to its implications in the area of social studies. We will examine issues of historical and current inequity in our schools and society. Explores dimensions of identity and diversity, as well as concepts of prejudice, discrimination and racism. Introduces the theory and skills necessary for successful culturally responsive teaching. Establishes the basis for planning integrative, social studies curricula that are inclusive of all voices and perspectives, and which prepare students to be agents of change in their own lives and education. Models broad variety of instructional strategies aimed at eliciting participation of diverse learners. This course proposed that multicultural education is by definition and necessity teaching for social justice.

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Teaching and Learning