In this course, students identify and synthesize current research on effective teaching behaviors, practices, and strategies as it relates to the educational experience of students with diverse racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and ability backgrounds. Students are guided to identify and develop mechanisms for practically addressing the achievement gap between underperforming and underprivileged students and their typically-achieving, privileged peers. Students will explore these issues through the lens of the work they complete in their Practicum for At-Risk students and through study of the policies that inform education in public schools. Prerequisite: admission to the MAT program.
/ / The Teacher as Researcher: Diverse & Underperforming Learners