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C&T 4078 Curriculum and Teaching in Urban Areas
Analysis of social context and resources for curriculum and teaching in urban areas.
Instructor: M. Knight-Manuel
Offered: Spring
 
C&T 4114 Multicultural Approaches to Teaching Young Children
Exploration of aspects of professional preparation needed for teaching from a multicultural perspective: first, the disposition toward inquiry needed for ongoing self-development; second, the knowledge and skills needed to infuse multicultural curriculum content, program designs, and teaching strategies; and third, the creation of a context through which participants can examine issues of social justice.
Instructor: TBA
Offered: Spring
 
C&T 4131 Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Curriculum
Introduction to research and practices related to early communication and literacy in early childhood settings (birth through grade 2). Focus will be on children whose first language is English, as well as English language learners, and on curricula and adaptations for full range of learners. (3 credits toward state literacy requirement).
Instructor: TBA
Offered: Spring
 
C&T 4145 Critical Perspectives in Secondary Education
A comprehensive examination of adolescent development and learning as they relate to issues of curriculum, teaching, and learning.
Instructor: M. Knight-Manuel
Offered: Fall
 
C&T 4501 Teaching and Learning in the Multicultural Classroom
Open to preservice and inservice students in all subject departments. Class meets for seven sessions (consult department secretary or instructor for dates). Student diversity (characterized by gender, race, ethnicity, language, special needs, and sexual orientation) is examined in relation to decisions about teaching methodology, curriculum, instructional materials, student grouping, home-school-community relationships, and teachers' professional growth and development.
 
C&T 5037 Literacy, culture and the teaching of reading
Examines current practices of reading instruction in light of theory and research on literacy as a social, cultural and political practice. Emphasis on intersections of class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality as critical axes for understanding culturally-specific language and literacy practices, and as a basis for re-imagining reading instruction rooted in the experiences of students.
Instructor: M. Ghiso
Offered: Spring