Multiculturalism and Education (in English)

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Multiculturalism and Education (in English)

  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Education, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This 45-hour course discusses the impact of gender, race, ethnicity, origin, social class, beliefs, native language, and other aspects of social identity in the process of teaching/learning. In a context in which waves of migration have converted the classroom into a meeting point of cultures, students will achieve practical experience that will be key to their professional development. Students who complete the course successfully will receive the certificate issued by the UIMP as well as one issued by the college or institute which has developed the internship. The internship will be worth an extra credit in addition to the credits for the course.

    Objectives:
    - Make students aware of the multicultural component in education..
    - Identify the principle social, political, and economic components that affect educational practices and contract Europe with America.
    - Study the differences in relation to gender, race, ethnicity, origin, social class, beliefs, native language, and impairments and their influence on educational opportunities.
    - Equip the student with a theoretical tool for teaching practice in a multicultural educational reality.
    - Analyze the diverse individual realities and how they affect the operation of a class as a group.

    Content:

    BLOCK 1 ? MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
    1- Culture, education, and society.
    2- Educational systems.
    2.1. Comparison of models.
    2.2. Objectives and realities.
    2.3. Immigration and education.
    2.4. Public and private education.

    BLOCK 2 ? EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES
    1- Diversity and its impact on education and society.
    1.1. Gender
    1.2. Race and ethnicity.
    1.3. Origin.
    1.4. Social class.
    1.5. Beliefs.
    1.6. Native language.
    1.7. Disabilities.
    1.8. Special needs.

    BLOCK 3 ? THE MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOM
    1- Differences and their impact on the curriculum, programming, and lesson planning.
    2- Multicultural class management.
    2.1. Diversity of students, diversity of approaches.
    2.2. The cultural componenent in the classroom.

    Evaluation of the course:

    Quizzes: 10%
    Attendence and participation: 20%
    Homework: 20%
    Midterm exam: 15%
    Final exam: 15%
    Final research project: 20%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations