C&T 4145 Critical perspectives in secondary education
Professors Knight and Lesko. A comprehensive examination of adolescent development and learning as they relate to issues of curriculum, teaching, and learning.
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.