Course Description

This course explores cross-cultural communication and global awareness in multicultural K-12 education. Participants learn and apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural and global education with particular attention to English language learners. Instructional strategies, diversity, and technology as related to cross-cultural communication are also addressed.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Topics and Objectives

History and Overview of Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Define culture.
  • Explain how culture influences teaching practices.
  • Apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching.
  • Compare multicultural and global education.
  • Explain how technology has affected global education.

Building Community Within a Classroom

  • Explain instructional strategies for cooperative learning and conflict resolution.
  • Apply the concepts of multicultural and global education to classroom elements.
  • Apply the concepts of multicultural and global education outside the classroom.

Diversity, Human Rights, and Overcoming Prejudice in the Classroom

  • Illustrate the use of media as a resource for increasing knowledge about diversity.
  • Summarize human rights laws that have shaped the world's culture.
  • Define prejudice.
  • Identify the causes and consequences of prejudice.
  • Identify strategies for reducing prejudice within the classroom.
  • Apply methods for effective cross-cultural communication.

Cross-Cultural Communication with English Language Learners

  • Identify the needs of English language learners.
  • Identify the legal implications of communication with English language learners within a K–12 setting.
  • Identify instructional strategies for increasing global awareness.




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