Cherry A. Mcgee Banks
B EDUC 475
Explores the relationship between diversity and citizenship education in a select group of nation-states. Discusses challenges experienced by citizens in those nation-states as the nations respond to diversity while trying to maintain national cohesion.
Students will examine issues that stem from diversity and citizenship in multicultural nation-states. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities experienced by citizens and non-citizens in a select group of nations that are responding to diversity while trying to maintain national cohesion. Course readings, discussions, activities, and inquiry will provide a foundation for students to consider the role of citizenship education in an increasingly diverse U.S. society and world.
Student learning goals
(1)Identify and articulate assumptions about citizenship and citizenship education.
(2)Understand how power relationships among groups interact and influence current citizenship education practices.
(3) Engage in a knowledgeable, insightful, respectful, and productive dialog with fellow students about citizenship and citizenship education.
General method of instruction
This class will consist primarily of large and small group discussions, student presentations, case studies, and activities. Mini-lectures will be provided to clarify course content.
Class assignments and grading
Students will write two papers: 1.Using key concepts such as immigration, language, religion,race or ethnicity students will rite a paper on citizenship education and diversity across nations. 2.Students will select a country that is of particular interest to them and write a paper in which they identify and discuss key factors that impact citizenship education in that country.
Grades will be based on participation and papers.