Adjunct Faculty Department of Education & Child Development - Spring 2020 Semester
EDUC 401: Teaching Diverse LearnersMonday & Wednesday 8:30am-9:50am
Course Description & Goals: This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for working with culturally diverse K-12 students, families, and communities. It includes an analysis of alternative viewpoints on current educational goals, practices, and issues, as well as methods for building a just and democratic classroom culture where all students have the opportunity to experience success. Goals Include: 1. To become more consciously aware of and thoughtful about how your own values and beliefs are rooted in your own cultural experiences and knowledge. 2. To understand how your cultural values and beliefs can affect students' learning and achievement. 3. To understand more fully how students' cultural backgrounds and home/community experiences influence their school learning and achievement. 4. To identify personal commitments and practices necessary for you to provide all students with access to knowledge and promote a just, democratic society.
M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status.
Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years)
Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations).
Applications: Please send your CV to Linda Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review process will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position has been filled.
Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,750 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer.
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.