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EDUCATION

EDU-647
Global and Multicultural Education (3)

Course Level: Graduate

This course deals with the role of American education in an interdependent world, examining both the multicultural character of American classrooms and the international dimensions of the American school curriculum. It explores such issues as ethnocentrism, empathy, and global awareness, including an analysis of educational materials and methods useful in treating these issues. A special emphasis is placed on developing skills for cross-cultural understanding and communication. Usually offered every spring.

EDU-647
Global 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.