Christine E. Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay, and was recently Visiting Professor at Victoria University in New Zealand. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education. She is currently serving as vice president of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Sleeter has received several awards for her work including the California State University Monterey Bay President’s Medal, the National Association for Multicultural Education Research Award, and the AERA Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education Distinguished Scholar Award. She is the author of about 100 articles and book chapters, and several books, including Un-Standardizing Curriculum and Culture, Difference and Power.
Course: EDC&I 505A
(Also listed as B ED 520 A)
Multicultural Teaching in a Standards-Based Context
July 9-20, 2007
In this course, students will examine politics embedded in the standards movement, as well as grapple with possibilities for multicultural curriculum design. Students will critically analyze curriculum and school practices, traversing ethical and political as well as practical questions. Students will work with a framework for designing multicultural curriculum. The framework emphasizes transformative knowledge and complex thinking, uses a “backward design” planning model, and conceptualizes diversity as both a social asset and an intellectual asset.