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Diverse Settings Practicum
DIVERSE PRACT
CLASS CODE: ELED 319 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will be completed during the off-campus semester in an on-line format. It will be service-oriented to develop cultural, social, and economic awareness.
Students must register in Smith 294.
DESCRIPTION: This one-credit online course is required of every Elementary Education major and is to be completed during an off-campus semester. The experience will require a minimum of 35 hours of service learning in the students home community; this service is to be accomplished within a diverse setting of race and culture.
Students must register in Smith 294.
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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to develop cultural, social, and economic awareness through service learning in one's community setting and to make a connection with diversities issues that are becoming more and more common in the classrooms of America. The future elementary education teacher will deal with the whole community in which he/she teaches because schools are such an integral part of society and family life. By becoming aware of diversities within a community and working with many kinds of individuals, you will gain insights that can come in no other way. It is anticipated that the student will learn more compassion for others and anticipate ways to deal with diversity in the classroom and in the community in which he/she will teach and live. While it is true that diversity involves many facets such as variety in religion, beliefs, values, traditions, history, language, academic and physical abilities, and norms of behavior, this practicum requires that the service setting clientele with whom the student works will include racial minorities.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Weekly log of hours.
2. Four self reflection papers.
3. Seven reading responses.
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OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001