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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

COURSE ORIENTATION + Learner Differences

7 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Course Introduction8m
Learner Identities10m
Human Movement9m
Nation Building and the Dynamics of Diversity7m
Productive Diversity5m
Meeting the Challenge of the New Xenophobia1m
6 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take this Course as a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Diversity in US Education and Differences in Theory

16 videos (Total 101 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
16 videos
Changing US Demographics2m
Challenges Moving Forward7m
Social and Educational Benefits of Diversity2m
Segregation: A Persisting Concern4m
Desegregation vs Intergration6m
Patterns of Desegregation9m
Processes of Resegregation5m
School Segregation and Educational Opportunities8m
Segregation, Teacher Quality, Test Results and Social Mobility6m
Introduction to the Issues of Learner Differences7m
Categorical Differences12m
Negotiating Categorical Differences6m
Differences in Practice: the Roma Example10m
Problems with the Categories of Difference5m
Lifeworld Differences3m
1 reading
Readings on differences teachers and learners encounter10m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Should Education be a Right?

13 videos (Total 113 min), 2 quizzes
13 videos
The School in Colonial Massachusetts4m
The School in Colonial North and South Carolina10m
Thomas Jefferson and Schools After the American Revolution15m
Benjamin Rush and Noah Webster on the Role of Schools in Society4m
First Federal Initiatives in Public Education4m
Chronology of Public Schooling in the US5m
Historical Exclusions to Citizenship7m
Arguing for Public Schooling and Social Equality9m
Framing Asian Americans11m
The Japanese-American Internment Experience9m
The Model Minority Myth9m
Supporting Academic Achievement10m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Postcolonial Theory and Education + The Inclusive School

8 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Rethinking Center/Periphery7m
Postcolonial Aesthetics in Theory6m
Practices of Postcolonial Aesthetics (1)9m
Practices of Postcolonial Aesthetics (2)8m
Educational Implications of Postcolonialism4m
The Responsibilities of Educators6m
The Inclusive School12m
1 reading
Inclusive Education - Further resources10m

Instructors

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Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
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Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

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