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EDU8502 Cultural Diversity Challenges in the Classroom

Short Description: Cultural Divers Challen Classr
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 079900 - Other Education
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 February 2019

Synopsis

This course looks at four major reasons behind the increasing, and often involuntary, cultural diversity found within most Western societies: migration, forced resettlement, diaspora, and refugee movements. Students will be required to become familiar with current educational issues that attach to the education/schooling of students who find themselves in classrooms at often significant geographic, cultural, and social distance from their place and culture of birth. Tensions for the educator in such contexts, such as balancing the maintenance of cultural ties to the home culture with the need for the development of new community literacies and familiarity, are explored. The problems and possibilities of such responses as culturally-based schools, home language schooling, enclave compared to integrated educational settings, and teacher recruitment and preparation will be addressed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online