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EDU-647Global and Multicultural Education (3)
Course Level: Graduate
This course focuses on the concept of multicultural education and its use by global communities, schools, and educators to help develop understandings, dispositions, and skills to bridge national, cultural, ethnic, and religious borders. The course begins by students exploring and interrogating their own identities and biases, before turning to an analysis of notions and concepts of culture and the controversies surrounding multicultural education through a critical examination of underlying theories and assumptions, current trends in the field, and case studies. Particular emphasis is placed on how global and neoliberal economic and social policies influence global trends in educational policy and practice as it relates to diversity (i.e., multiculturalism) in high, middle, and low income nations. Usually offered every spring.