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INED

Inclusive Education

EDUC 2120

EDUC 2120: Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts

Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country, this course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine:

  1. the nature and function of culture;
  2. the development of individual and group cultural identity;
  3. definitions and implications of diversity;
  4. the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy; and,
  5. culturally responsive educational practices.

This course is also designed to provide teacher candidates with an opportunity to examine their personal and sociocultural perspectives on diversity and the implications of these perspectives for educational practice. Teacher candidates will participate in a service learning field experience in a community setting where intercultural communication and pedagogical development can be explored.

Verification of professional liability insurance and a criminal background check are required prior to receiving a service learning field placement. Students enrolled in EDUC 2120 should follow these links in order to start their field experience.

Center for Educational Placements and Partnerships:  http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/centers/cepp/field-experiences/foundation-courses/educ-2120

Volunteer KSU: http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/vksu/educ2120.html