Multicultural Practices: Exploring Our Views
Course Number: ECE 124
Transcript Title: Multicultural Practice:Views
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2015
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Develops awareness of how personal experiences, belief systems, and values impact work with children and families. Examines the impact of cultural, linguistic, and class identities and histories on inter-relationships in diverse populations. Applies techniques for incorporating other peoples histories, values and belief systems into child-and-family-centered practices. Audit available.
- Identify the influences on self-identity, including culture, race, language, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, and class.
- Recognize others’ identities as the product of cultural, linguistic and class influences.
- Assess cultural-, linguistic-, and class-related experiences and needs in learning communities for young children (infancy - school age) and their families.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments may include: written observations, journal reflections, service learning experience, group discussions, in-class presentations and written assignments.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include: reading online and in textbooks, discussion, reflective writing, interview, observation, assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to:
- Identification of concepts such as oppression, internalized oppression, white privilege, stereotypes and biases.
- Identity development and the affects of internalized oppression and white privilege on identity.
- Personal identities of race, cultural, language, gender, ableism, and classism.
- The variety of ways of how institutions oppress individuals based on culture, language, gender, ableism, and classism in the United States.
- Personal experiences with oppression as well as the oppression of other identity groups.
- Theories in Early Childhood and developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices from a social and political perspective.
- Oppression of staff, children and families by Early Childhood institutions.
- Becoming allies to a diverse group of staff, child and families.
NAEYC standards that relate are Standard #2. Building Family and Community Relationships
Core Knowledge categories – Diversity (D)