SRJC Course Outlines

3/31/2023 6:23:35 PMCHLD 68 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 68Title:  ISSUES IN DIVERSITY  
Full Title:  Issues in Diversity
Last Reviewed:5/9/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD 68

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will compare and analyze the dynamic interactions of race, culture, gender and socio-economic class as they relate to the education of children from diverse populations. Students will recognize and contrast cultural and historical perspectives of various cultural groups to promote understanding, knowledge, attitudes and skills for educating children in a pluralistic society. Students will learn to recognize and confront barriers that interfere with their ability to work effectively with diverse populations of children and families.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of CHLD 10; OR Course Completion of CHLD 110.1 and CHLD 110.2; AND Eligibility for ENG 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course students will compare and analyze the dynamic interactions of race, culture, gender and socio-economic class as they relate to the education of children from diverse populations. Students will recognize and contrast cultural and historical perspectives of various cultural groups to promote understanding, knowledge, attitudes and skills for educating children in a pluralistic society. Students will learn to recognize and confront barriers that interfere with their ability to work effectively with diverse populations of children and families.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of CHLD 10; OR Course Completion of CHLD 110.1 and CHLD 110.2; AND Eligibility for ENG 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1991
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2002
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ECE 230 Teaching in a Diverse Society SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHLD68

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate attitudes and skills for humane, sensitive and critical inquiry into cultural and historical issues, specifically those related to discrimination and education in a pluralistic society.
2. Explore and define their own cultural backgrounds and social identities including such factors as language, ethnicity, religion, immigration, internalized privilege and oppression, and economic class.
3. Compare and contrast their personal cultural background, and social identities to those of other groups.
4. Develop and implement strategies to counter the overt and covert ways in which stereotypes, discriminatory behavior, and prejudice are learned.
5. Compare and contrast diverse cultural values and childrearing practices in order to work more effectively with children and families.
6. Analyze contemporary educational practices and environments for cultural sensitivity.
7. Demonstrate skills necessary to negotiate cultural conflicts between families, teachers, children, and administrators in an educational setting.
8. Utilize classroom environments, materials, and approaches to effectively promote pride in each child's identity, as well as delight, and respect for social diversity.
9. Evaluate inclusive classroom environments, materials and pedagogy that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate to specific groups of children.

Topics and Scope
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The following topics will be addressed from an American multicultural context:
I. Race and Cultural Styles and Practices
      A. Theories of social development
      B. Identification of the beliefs, values and child-rearing practices of ethnic/cultural groups, including African American, Asian American,
           Chicano/Latino American, European American, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Americans of Middle Eastern origin, and            other       
      C. Theories of the development of culture and language
      D. The unique needs of multiracial children and families
II. Discriminatory Behavior in Education
      A. Role of oppression and its effect on education
            1. Internalized oppression
            2. Internalized privilege
      B. Historical dynamics of discrimination against women, ethnic and racial minorities, the poor, immigrants, homosexuals, people with            disabilities, and others.
      C. Patterns of institutional discrimination.
      D. Self reflection regarding prejudice
III. Development of Bias and Prejudice in Children
      A.  Concepts of race, gender, disabilities, ethnicity, age, social class and religion
      B.  Identification of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes in childcare
      C.  Social, cultural, institutional and media influences on development of biased attitudes including stereotypes
IV. Multicultural Educational Environments
      A. Culturally sensitive interactions and communication between adults and children including the teacher's role
      B. Multicultural classroom materials and children's literature
      C. Visual/aesthetic environments that reflect cultural diversity
      D. Holidays and religious celebrations
            1.  Program policies
            2.  State funded program considerations
V. Inclusive Educational Practices
      A.  Cultural conflict and discriminatory behavior in children and adults
      B.  Cultural learning and communication styles
      C.  Multi-cultural curriculum development
VI. Family/ Community
      A.  Family/teacher communications
      B.  Family involvement and collaboration
      C.  Sensitivity to the unique circumstances of families to promote inclusion
      D.  Community resources
      E.  Professional ethics, responsibilities, and legal implications of bias, prejudice and/or exclusion.

Assignments:
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Assignments may include the following:
1. Journals reflecting personal response to concepts presented in the class or in the readings, approximately 10 journals of 500 words
2. Three written section reviews, approximately 3 pages
3. In-depth cultural self-study, approximately 5-10 pages
4. In class writing exercises
5. Reading of text, handouts and articles, approximately 20 pages per week
6. Cultural research project which may include essay and/or oral presentation
7. Research paper on a relevant topic, approximately 5 pages

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Papers, Journal
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class presentations & Participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Essays and section reviews
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World, Ramsey. 3rd  Ed., Teachers College Press 2004
Diversity in Early Care and Education, Gonzalez-Mena. 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill 2007

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