Nov 28, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDLA 6422 Responding to Diversity: Access, Equity, and Educational Opportunity

3 semester hours

This course  provides candidates with a variety of opportunities to examine their own biases related to student diversity, explore ways in which to uncover the biases of others within the school community, and guide all stakeholders through collaborative dialog about important issues related to their own diverse school community. Administration candidates will develop a repertoire of strategies used to guide all stakeholders in defining standards that promote a culture of high expectations for all students. The course will challenge candidates to design and facilitate professional development opportunities for both parents and teachers. This course specifically addresses access, equity, and educational opportunity issues as they relate to the schooling process for historically underserved and disenfranchised students. The major themes covered in the course are: the role of schooling in a democratic society, socio-cultural perspectives of the schooling process, biculturalism and critical pedagogy, and institutional agents and supportive schools.

Grade of B or higher required.

ISLA only.