Diversity in Today’s Schools
This course is designed to introduce preservice, teacher-education students to an educational system that takes full advantage of the cultural, racial, societal, economic and academic diversity in today’s schools. The demographics, characteristics, methods and materials of informal and formal diagnosis, assessment and teaching of “exceptionality,” including cultural, racial, societal, economic and academic diversity present in today’s schools and the wider society. Implications for educational (a) philosophy (b) theory, (c) policy and (d) practice will be discussed. Class participants will be required to reflect on, develop and communicate professional and personal perceptions concerning diversity at each of these levels. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, C- or higher in EDU 110 or MUS 110; PSY 101.