Module Information

Module Identifier
ED20420
Module Title
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION
Academic Year
2011/2012
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lectures per week
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2500 word essay  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment 2500 word essay  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued   50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 hour written examination  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued   50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of how cultural diversity and race equality impact on education in contemporary Britain.

Critically evaluate ideological arguments about cultural diversity and race equality in society and education.

Demonstrate an ability to form coherent arguments based on sourced evidence in discussing issues of cultural diversity and race equality.

Appreciate the need to show respect for and understanding of others in a culturally diverse society whilst challenging inequality.

Demonstrate effective skills of written and oral communication in a range of different situations.

Brief description

This module aims to:
deepen students' understanding of cultural diversity and race equality in British society;
consider the implications of cultural diversity and race equality for the education of all children and young people in schools;
examine the theories and practices underpinning education policies in a culturally diverse society.

Content

Lectures are based on the following topics:

Lecture 1: Patterns of migration and Britain as a multicultural society
Lecture 2: Notions of identity in diverse societies
Lecture 3: Psychological, philosophical, and sociological perspectives on multiculturalism
Lecture 4: Public and governmental responses to multiethnic, multicultural Britain
Lecture 5: Ethnicity and achievement
Lecture 6: Educational responses to ethnic and cultural diversity
Lecture 7: Race equality and racism
Lecture 8: Bilingualism and learning additional languages
Lecture 9: Preparing all pupils for life in a multicultural society
Lecture 10: Developing a culturally diverse curriculum

Seminars are based on the following topics:

Seminar 1: Personal experiences of ethnic and cultural diversity
Seminar 2: Debates about the policy of multiculturalism
Seminar 3: Analysing bias in the media
Seminar 4: The relevance of education for diversity and equality in different kinds of school
Seminar 5: The attainments of pupils from specific minority ethnic groupings
Seminar 6: Personal experiences of racism
Seminar 7: Monolingual or bilingual education and school language policies
Seminar 8: How education for cultural diversity and race equality impacts on key areas of school operations
Seminar 9: The representation of diverse identities in the curriculum
Seminar 10: Integrating cultural diversity into the curriculum

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5