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McGill University
Curriculum and Instruction
EDEC 248
Lerona Dana Lewis

EDEC 248 – Multicultural Education – L. Lewis Fall 2012 CLASS 1: INTRODUCTION  groups on mycourses o need to book room in library for during class October 9  midterm is openbook  can use internet too  final paper info given next week  discussions on mycourses will be in your groups  need clicker for September 13h  race is not diversity  as a society we value family & children  values carry concept of right & wrong for an individual  3 components to attitude: cognitive, affective, behavioural  definitions o hidden curriculum: information that is implicitly provided to a student but not stated; found through routines, displays, etc. o race: division of people based on physical characteristics shaped by social norms o ethnicity: division of people based on common origin/culture o prejudice: negative attitudes/ideas toward a certain group o stereotype: generalizations made about social groups is assumption they all possess the exact same qualities o xenophobia: fear of foreigners or of those who are different CLASS 2  today only talking about up to page 40 (p 40-46, 53-55 due next class)  for next class do page 11 exercise with an adult member of your family; bring results to class  forum discussions will be on videos posted online… instructions will be posted soon  write down definitions from back of textbook  in assessments: don’t need to state definitions, but includes the elements of the word/concept  clicker for next class  origin of race not talked about prior to the 1600s (Egypt recognized skin colour)  whoever was in power had the superior race  differences in race o Greece  ancient God drove chariot too close to sun so got dark skin o Hippocrates  temperature differences in the world ie/ Africa vs. Canada o Aristotle  tempermental differences o Natives  whites not baked long enough, blacks baked too long o Europeans  only know feelings of those who are in power  Europeans thought Natives were savages  term slave used to mean those who were not Christian, so they were servants  there are many human races  Morton used cranology (measuring peoples skulls) to show we are all different  many said others aren’t human EDEC 248 – Multicultural Education – L. Lewis Fall 2012  thinking some races are better was normal then, but a problem now due to discrimination  be culturally sensitive o not everyone can pull out strand of hair o colour of skin won’t necessarily turn red when tight fist made  no physical differences in DNA making up a human being  polygenesis: there is not only one human race  Jews & Black treatment similar/before Hitler; Jews also thought to not be human  race is what we see  ethnicity if what we do and say (not visible)  ethnic differences are learned  ethnicity vs. race o when prejudice is an action it is discrimination o African American is a new term from 1984 & put blacks on par with others (Polish Americans, German Americans, etc.) as opposed to Afro American CLASS 3  do part a for forum discussion  final paper due December 6 at 4 pm o electronic & hard copy o worth 25%  midterm will be similar to format of questions we’ve been answering  go beyond the text to show you understand  connect the text to what is happening outside  diversity & multiculturalism o diversity = difference o multiculturalism = policy  won’t revisit the immigration policies CLASS 4  find out breakdown of Quebec in terms of languages  Quebec prefers cultural community over visible minority (1970s)  visible minority makes a hierarchy/dominant group  stereotypes create barriers between teachers & students creating problems for students, not teachers CLASS 5  computers for Tuesday  put yourself in a group on mycourses  assignment on Tuesday will be graded  reading from last class completely erased  Bill 101  takes longer for immigrants to finish high school  important to know the story of Quebec  broad principles EDEC 248 – Multicultural Education – L. Lewis Fall 2012 o development of French language learning services & promotion of the use of French by immigrants & their offspring o increased support for openness of host society & full participation of immigrants  Canadian metaphor = mosaic  metaphor on which Quebec was founded (after the 1960s) = rootstalk of French identity that everything else sprouts from CLASS 6  visit the First Nations celebrations & make observations  implications  how is it going to affect the way we teach?  root = one dominant culture  mosaic = not one dominant culture  criticism = history of others not included  immigration tends to have a negative connotation  things to know o citizenship education o visible minority o anti-racist education o interculturalism o cultural communities  voluntary vs. involuntary o intersectionality o voluntary  more likely to succeed o involuntary  born here but look like you are an immigrant  equity = trying to make up for (affirmative action in the states)  be culturally sensitive CLASS 7  books in library for midterm  look at highlights for Gosh in the email  equity & lowering standards  institutional racism is invisible & prevents some students from succeeding  ME = doesn’t address the power and socioeconomic differences  understand the goals of multicultural education  self segregation  invitations should be given out outside of classroom if not everyone is invited  inviting only some openly reinforces that some are better than others & completely segregates CLASS 8: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE POLITICS OF TEACHING  for Tuesday will have a case with everyone playing a different role; one person will be the moderator  module 1 & 2  prepare 1-2 pages for debates  will then discuss question EDEC 248 – Multicultural Education – L. Lewis Fall 2012  record the audio  overall group grade  anti-racist education o parts of multicultural education o question acceptance of negative images of black culture o omission of blacks from curriculum  ideology: set of beliefs & values help by a group or society o usually determines policy o more powerful when wrapped in beliefs making them appear legitimate o brought to life in consciousness of student o hegemony related because of common sense assumptions of world that builds socia
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