Jul 16, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

EDUC 233 - Cultural Awareness In The Classroom


Explores cultural issues that impact the classroom environment, race and social class issues, poverty, and how to teach students the “Hidden Rules”. Students will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. Students will reflect on case studies and discuss ways of teaching the skills needed to access power within our society while preserving cultural backgrounds. Research-based information will be presented on being a role model, providing support and discipline, building professional relationships, and discussing why culture really counts when teaching children of poverty. Students spend 40 hours assisting in a classroom that serves a high minority and/or low socioeconomic population. Additional topics including brain-based research and teaching and learning styles to foster student learning will be covered. Prerequisite(s): Cumulative GPA of 2.5 required and C or better in EDUC 231; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 232 recommended.
(PCS 1.1, 3 credit hours - 3 hours lecture, 0 hours lab)