EDTC 672 Cultural Diversity (3)
This course explores the concept of culture and how it is manifested in our schools, communities and homes. Focus is placed on helping teacher credential candidates use cultural knowledge for effective teaching and learning in classroom settings. Teacher credential candidates are provided with methods that foster their knowledge of student cultures, the importance of this knowledge, issues and concepts related to cultural contact, and the nature of cultural diversity in California and the United States, including demography and immigration. Instructional strategies include the use of technology tools. Teacher credential candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate course concepts with the development of a classroom curriculum that promotes cultural understanding and affirmation.