Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 51-542 Cross-cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners (3)
The impact of culture on society and the educational system, and the importance of culture in addressing the educational and social needs of immigrant students are examined. The dual processes of acculturation and cultural conflict are explored, as they relate to learning styles, academic and behavioral expectations. Participants will develop strategies for designing culturally relevant learning opportunities to foster the academic success of diverse groups in a multi-language, multi-ethnic learning community.