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Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 12/15/2011
The Department of Education invites you to register for our new spring course to be taught by our Predoctoral Diversity Fellow, Eric Hamako.
“Diversity education” is hotly debated in schools, colleges, and the business world. Who creates it and how? Who’s included and who’s left out? How do we differentiate education from indoctrination? In this participatory course, we’ll examine the practices, theories, critiques, and possibilities of “diversity education” and its alternatives (e.g., “social justice education”). We’ll learn about diversity and social justice by participating in some popular diversity education activities. Then, we’ll study the theories and critiques of those activities and practices. And finally, we’ll research, imagine, and create improved approaches to teaching about difference, justice, and liberation. This course will be of particular interest to students who want to teach or facilitate diversity education content. Prior experience with diversity education, ethnic studies, feminist studies, queer studies, and other social justice topics will be helpful. This course will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35-3:50 p.m. Register for this course by choosing CRN #43183