Week Two Reading
Spring, J. (2013). American Education (16th edition)
Chapter Five Overview
This chapter looks at how issues of race, class, gender, and ability complicate the equality of educational opportunity. The social and legal dimensions of race and gender equality are examined. The chapter also looks at the legal and social dimensions of equal educational opportunities for special-needs children.
Chapter Six Overview
In this chapter, the educational implications of the changing demographics in the United States are discussed. The educational needs of immigrant, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American students are explored. This chapter also provides a discussion of the historical treatment of these cultural minority groups and looks at the impact that U.S. legal policies have had upon the education of these groups.
Chapter Seven Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the different pedagogical approaches toward multicultural education. In addition, ethnocentric models of education are examined. This chapter also provides an overview of the different models of bilingual education and English as a Second Language programs. The importance of protecting language and cultural rights is examined.
Week 2 Essay (500 word)
Essay: In a minimum 500 word essay, discuss cultural diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion and their implications for your own teaching philosophy. Be sure to integrate your own thoughts and information from the reading assignment. Use required text as source