2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 20, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSL 580 - Cultural Literacy

This course is an examination of issues in literacy education from cultural,political, instructional and social perspectives. It explores the social cognition viewpoint within a social or cultural context as they relate to diverse learners acquiring literacy skills. An analysis of the relationship between home and school literacy, and the survey of critical issues in the literacy development of different communities with special attention to cultural linguistic diversity and the strengths of various cultures, will receive major emphasis. Connections to oral language, reading, writing, and children’s literature will be This developed in a literacy framework that focuses on the learner’s cultural background and linguistic understanding. In addition, this course will explore the ways that classroom teachers, literacy specialists, administrators, parents, and teacher educators can provide efficient literacy instruction for students from diverse cultural linguistic backgrounds. Analysis of the pedagogical implications for literacy education in terms of study of the teacher’s role and the impact upon diverse student learning, as well as organizing and the teaching of literacy in the childhood education classroom will be addressed.

3 credits