EDEL 108A Sec. 4 Curriculum Seminar
Reading/Language Arts for the Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Classroom
Rocío Dresser Ed.D
Telephone (408) 924- 4076
Meeting time: 16:00-18:50
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SHARED VISION:
A vision is a destination, but one which defines a journey, not a fixed point on a
The College of Education faculty holds that excellence and equity
matter – that each is necessary, and neither is sufficient in the absence of the other.
Consequently, we are a learning community of practitioners/scholars in continuous
development, dialogue and inquiry that enable us to revisit, review and revise our
practice in response to changing circumstances and to model and inspire that dialogue for
colleagues and students.
Equity speaks initially to access and ultimately to outcomes.
As a College, we work and
prepare educators to work, both at the instructional and policy-making levels, to ensure
that every child has the opportunity to benefit from available educational resources.
College works toward equity in action, i.e., equity not only by policy, but also through
process and practice.
Excellence in a democratic society actualizes each student’s unique potential as an
individual and as a member of a diverse community.
Excellence recognizes the respect
each of us must show for others as we reach for our own success.
knowledge and skills with a commitment to life-long curiosity, imagination, and learning.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MISSION:
The mission of the College of Education at San José State University is to prepare
educators who have the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and ethics that ensure equity and
excellence for all students in a culturally diverse, technologically complex, global
The policies and practices of the College of Education at San José State University are
based on the belief that teaching in a democracy requires and must ensure that
students have access to a excellent and equitable education;
educators at every level have knowledge of their subject matter and their students value
engage in ethical practice and excellent pedagogy, and develop dispositions and habits
of mind that ensure that all students have equitable access to an excellent education.
stakeholders be involved in the collegial community and engaged in the professional
conversation and decision making that delineates standards, assigns resources, guide
program design, and reward accomplishment in the College.