Introduction to Diversity for Educators
Course Description:Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, socioeconomic status, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes towards diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided with information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, state-adopted standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Cushner, K., McClelland, A., & Saffold, P. Human Diversity in Education – An Integrative Approach 10th Ed. McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9781264170203.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
E – 1 Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.
E – 2 Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.
E – 3 Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.
E – 4 Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.
E – 5 Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning
E – 6 Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Identify characteristics, practices, and beliefs of diverse cultural groups. Describe how culture, family, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age can exert influence upon the educational experience.
Demonstrate culturally responsive teaching through the review of lesson plans incorporating topics appropriate for a variety of grade levels.
Discuss and apply reflective practices to determine how one’s personal value system, attributes, stereotypes, and prejudices may influence the teaching and learning environment for teachers and students.
Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics and special needs of students with exceptionalities. Identify key instructional practices associated with effective teaching of students with exceptionalities.
Research and discuss the provisions and mandates of federal and state laws affecting educational experiences of students from diverse populations.
Identify key instructional practices associated with effective teaching of students with exceptionalities.
Research and describe how culture, family, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age can exert influence upon the educational experience.
Discuss and use reflective practices to determine how one’s personal value system, attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudices may influence the teaching and learning environment for both teachers and students.
Identify and discuss the effects of discrimination, bullying, alienation, and violence on students and the learning environment and determine how to help counteract the effects.
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Methods of instruction: Lecture, class discussions and/or interactions, activities, etc. Reflection papers and quizzes
College-wide policies and resources
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