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Cse 493 syllabus sp - CSE 493 Diversity Seminar Spring 2008 Instructor Credit Hours Times Location Telephone/Email Office Location Office Hours Dr

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CSE 493: Diversity Seminar Spring 2008 Instructor: Dr. Sharon Nichols Credit Hours: 1 Semester Hour 9:00-9:50 (001) GR 326; 10:00-10:50 (002) GR 4; 5:00-5:50 (003) GR 3 Telephone/Email: (205) 348-5246/ [email protected] Office Location: Graves Hall Room 230E Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-1:00 PM or by appointment Course Catalog Description : The Diversity Seminar is designed for pre-service secondary education students in all content areas. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of cultural diversity and equity as they relate to education. Catalog Course Description (including all prerequisites) The Diversity Seminar is designed for pre-service secondary education students in all content areas. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of cultural diversity and equity as they relate to education. University Core Designation N/A Conceptual Framework The College of Education prepares practitioners who understand the purposes of education and have the ability to engage in the ongoing processes of reflection and dialogue that lie at the heart of socially-responsible, theoretically-informed, and research-based effective practice. Knowledge Base The course draws from both seminal and current literature and research that focuses on critical ideas regarding diversity and equity in schooling. In addition, this scholarship delineates issues and approaches that are relevant to secondary classrooms of different content areas. We note a plethora of statistics to document the diversity of the student population within the United States (Secada, 1992; Zhou, 2003) as well as the achievement gaps that exist within our educational system (Lee, 2002). In sum, these statistics point to: A diverse student population that is becoming more diverse The importance of understanding the dynamics of how equity plays out in education Given these conditions, a focus on cultural diversity and equity is both warranted and timely. 1
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Accordingly, this course focuses on cultural diversity and the ways in which it has been defined and treated in the American educational system. As part of this focus, we will explore the ideas of diversity, culture, and equity and the relationships among these ideas and their connections with teaching and learning. Specific purposes of the course involve: Developing an understanding of issues of equity and diversity that influence and are aspects of the classroom Developing an understanding of the significance of equity and diversity to teaching and learning Developing an understanding of the ways in which diversity has been negotiated and understood within the educational system Developing an orientation both professionally and personally to issues of diversity and equity An interdisciplinary perspective informs the course, with particular attention to the history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and educational reform literatures. We will examine the influence of the educational system’s norms, beliefs, and assumptions about race, ethnicity,
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Cse 493 syllabus sp - CSE 493 Diversity Seminar Spring 2008 Instructor Credit Hours Times Location Telephone/Email Office Location Office Hours Dr

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