EDUC 3011 - PEDAGOGIES AND PRACTICES IN URBAN EDUCATION
This course introduces students to theory, research, and especially practice related to developing and enacting curriculum and instructional practices that respond to the social context in which they (will) work. The course covers general principles and approaches to culturally responsive teaching such as how teachers can develop meaningful relationships with students, how teachers can learn from and about the school and local community, how teachers can develop and implement culturally responsive classroom management, and how teachers can develop expectations for students that maximize their capacity. In addition, the course will assist students in learning about and developing culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy in their different content/subject matter areas (such as Mathematics, Science, Art, Language Arts, and Social Studies). A recurrent and central question of the course is: How do teachers develop culturally responsive instructional practices in their particular disciplinary domain to maximize students' learning opportunities?
Jason C. Mendez