2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog

EDU 210 - Cultural Diversity in Education

Description: Prepares potential teachers to examine how race, ethnicity, and cultural differences influence students' experiences in school. Assists teachers in implementing a multicultural approach to teaching by fostering critical thinking and identifying effective teaching styles and practices for a diverse student population. This course requires 10 face-to-face observation hours in a k-12 setting.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Critical thinking concepts. 
  2. Diverse nature of society. 
  3. Historical events that have impacted multicultural students.
  4. Current cultural issues that impacting teaching and learning. 
  5. Appropriate teaching methods to meet the needs of diverse students. 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the elements of the critical thinking process. (1) 
  2. Describe the culturally diverse nature of society (2).
  3. Identify historical events that have impacted multicultural and minority students. (3)  
  4. Construct pertinent questions based on current issues that impact culturally diverse students. (4) 
  5. Create effective solutions to problems related to multicultural education. (4)
  6. Define the concept of multicultural education and its implementation in the public school classroom. (5) 
  7. Design lesson plans that utilize best practices, including critical thinking, to foster cultural diversity in the classroom. (5) 

Required Assessment:
  1. 10 observation hours.