Current Assignment in the College of Education and Human Sciences:
TEAC 840D (section 592)
Identities in Transition: Family Diversity, Culture, Adoption, and Schools--This seminar begins with the social experiment of transracial adoption as a research site where we will examine family diversity and changing definitions of and notions about culture, identity, and family. The course uses a multicultural education lens to focus on how schools can better address changes in family demographics, as post-modern families are formed more and more through non-traditional means (e.g., through adoption, alternative reproduction, and by increasing numbers of LGBT parents).
TEAC 330 Multicultural Education (Cross-listed with Ethnic Studies as ETHN 330)
TEAC 861 Education for a Pluralistic Society
These courses highlight issues of diversity and their influence in schools. The course focuses on the skills, attitudes, and dispositions required of teachers in 21st century classrooms, where student diversity continues to increase. We also look back in history at the role of schooling in maintaining discrimination and inequality, to better understand contemporary issues such as the achievement (or opportunity) gap, intergroup conflict, learning styles, and how teachers can use cultural differences in their classrooms to create learning environments that are safe and welcoming for all students.