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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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EDUC 2025 - Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare teacher/paraeducator students to work in culturally diverse classrooms. Students will investigate assumptions about culture, cultural backgrounds, how culture influences student motivation, and how culture impacts the learning setting. Students may have the opportunity to participate in field experience activities in K-12 schools.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Student Diversity in Context Cultural diversity in America¿s schools Views of culture and education Educational approaches to student cultural diversity
  2. The Roots of Diversity Language and communication Language, culture, and cognition
  3. The Educational Response Preparation, assessment, and characteristics of the effective teacher Effective instructional strategies for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the complexity of a diverse student population in the nation and in schools.
  2. apply instructional strategies to meet the needs of a culturally diverse population.
  3. describe minority family attitudes, academic expectations, and treatment in schools.
  4. apply strategies that will create a welcoming school climate for a culturally diverse population of students.
  5. describe past and current issues for specific public school minority populations.
  6. describe the achievement gap between minority and dominant-culture students.
  7. define the role of a classroom teacher in a culturally diverse school.
  8. define terminology related to instructional strategies for a diverse population of students.

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