This course is designed to guide educators in the development of a framework in which they can critically examine the influence of cultural and linguistic diversity in literature to implement culturally responsive pedagogy. Emphasis will be given to integrating culturally diverse children s and young adult literature across the curriculum to create inclusive learning environments and to help educators function as change agents committed to equity for all learners, including advanced, proficient, and striving (formerly known as struggling) readers/writers, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00