Fall 2023 - EDUC 382 D100
Diversity in Education: Theories, Policies, Practices (4)
Class Number: 4910
Delivery Method: In Person
An examination of the impact of social diversity on schooling in Canada exploring contemporary issues and perspectives on diversity education as they relate to cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, economic, and gender differences.
An examination of contemporary issues and perspectives on diversity education as they relate to cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, economic, gender, and sexual differences. The aim of this course is for students to develop the language with which to begin to understand and dialogue about issues related to diversity in education from a critical social justice framework.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
- Articulate a social justice perspective, as a lens of academic inquiry;
- Recognize and explain how relations of unequal social power are constantly being negotiated at both the micro (individual) and macro (structural) levels in institutions including but not limited to schools;
- Understand and describe one’s own positions within these relations of unequal power.
- Improve critical thinking, listening, writing, and speaking skills.
- Attendance & participation 20%
- Pop Quizzes 20%
- In Class Writing (Solo or Group) Homework 20%
- Midterm Exam (open book and online on Canvas) 20%
- Final Project (Field Trip Report) 20%
No Final Exam
Completion of all assignments are necessary to pass this course.
Sensoy, Ö. & DiAngelo, R. (2017). Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education, second edition.
Additional Texts will be provided on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.