COURSE: 52-542 Cross-Cultural Studies in Literacy and English Language Learning (3)|
This course addresses the instruction of students with diverse learning needs such as cultural and linguistic differences, special needs, and differing learning styles from a critical pedagogy perspective. 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, including acculturation and cultural conflict. Specific focus is given to providing targeted reading instruction to meet the diverse needs of students. Participants will develop strategies for designing relevant learning opportunities to foster the academic success of diverse groups in a multi-language, multi-ethnic, and multi-needs learning community.