|| ED33920 |
|| CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Professor Peter S Neil |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Miss Sioned Williams, Mrs Rosemary O Cann, Mr Jonathan Brentnall |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours 1 X WRITTEN EXAM ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 X 2500 WORD ESSAY ||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours 1 x WRITTEN EXAM All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| 1 X 2500 WORD ESSAY All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of ||50%|
Learning outcomesOn 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.
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.
Lectures are based on the following topics:
Patterns of migration and Britain as a multicultural society
Notions of identity in diverse societies
Psychological, philosophical, and sociological perspectives on multiculturalism
Public and governmental responses to multiethnic, multicultural Britain
Ethnicity and achievement
Educational responses to ethnic and cultural diversity
Race equality and racism
Bilingualism and learning additional languages
Preparing all pupils for life in a multicultural society
Developing a culturally diverse curriculum
Seminars are based on the following topics:
Personal experiences of ethnic and cultural diversity
Debates about the policy of multiculturalism
Analysing bias in the media
The relevance of education for diversity and equality in different kinds of school
The attainments of pupils from specific minority ethnic groupings
Personal experiences of racism
Monolingual or bilingual education and school language policies
How education for cultural diversity and race equality impacts on key areas of school operations
The representation of diverse identities in the curriculum
Integrating cultural diversity into the curriculum
This module is at CQFW Level 6