EDUC 377: Introduction to Multicultural Education

Academic Year:
Fall 2014
Day and Time:
Thursday 12:20 -2:50pm

This four credit course offers an introduction to the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of multicultural education. Topics of analysis include the experiences of racial minorities, identity, white ethnic groups, women, intergroup relations in society, sociocultural influences and biases in schools, and philosophies of cultural pluralism.  The course examines frameworks and theories on issues of access and provision of high quality public education for all students. Through the Civic and Service Learning component of the course, students volunteer in Holyoke/Springfield Latino community and school programs to examine course theory and practice vis-a-vis their volunteer experience from multicultural and social justice perspectives. 

Percentage of Latin Am and/or Latino Content: 25%

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: