Welcome to Education 5445, Sec. 601
Designed to help teachers plan, teach, and evaluate high-quality, standards-conscious multicultural curricula. We will discuss multicultural curriculum with respect to theory, models of curriculum design, curriculum examples, and their own ideology, and critique curriculum for its representation of different socio-cultural groups, points of view, relationship to specific communities of students, and ideology. Teachers will also apply tools and insights of critical family history to themselves, in order to examine histories they bring to the classroom. We will consider connections between multicultural teaching and critical family history theory and practice.
Goals and Objectives:
- Reflect critically on your and your family’s racialized, economic, and gendered history and how this affects your identity and pedagogical vision
- Connect multiple dimensions of difference, identity, and social inequities, especially as these relate to curriculum and pedagogy
- Create critical, culturally proficient, and intellectually challenging pedagogies and curriculum that works with but is not driven by curriculum standards.
- Construct teaching as a humanizing practice
Text and Readings:
- Sleeter, C. E. Unstandardizing Curriculum: Multicultural Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms. Teachers College Press, 2005.
- Critical Family History blogsite
- Articles that are accessible in the Materials file, or linked on the Daily Plan file.