Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues, Module B
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $365
Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center
This course will continue from Module A's historical overview through the Mexican Era 1821, the United States Era 1847 and to the current Hispanic history in 2012. The Origins of Mexican stereotypes and the diversity of Central and South American nationalities are examined. Immigration, social and political issues are explored as they relate to demographic populations. Educational obstacles related to the achievement gap and instructional methodologies are presented. Social-economic dynamics associated to poverty, Latino gangs and Chicano ideological influences are contrasted. Academic achievement in educational settings are addressed throughout the course.
1. Educators will analyze statistical, educational, and social demographic U.S. trends
2. Review the Mexican Era 1821 as it relates to the United States 1847 and current times.
3. Educators will examine the origins of Mexican stereotypes and myths regarding cultural views as well as immigration patterns as they relate to the assimilation process.
4. Participants will learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits to distinguish them from U.S. culture and/or normal adolescent behavior.
5. Participants will review and explore the current social, educational, political issues and bilingual Education methodologies affecting U.S. Hispanos in school and society
6. Students will learn about educational obstacles, school dropout issues and the Mexican American civil rights era and Chicano sub-cultural influences on Hispanic youth.
7. Educators will review learning theory and methodology for improving their instructional effectiveness regarding teaching Hispanic student's basic skills and core knowledge.
8. Educators will view Power Point slide shows and DVD's to develop visual knowledge and cultural understanding for teaching and improving student achievement.
Understanding Hispanic Culture, History and Social Issues by Joseph C'de Baca. (2003) Denver, CO: Course Kit, 210 PP Slides, DVD's. WB 80 pages.
Registration for Teacher's Learning Center (TLC) classes will take you to the registration form on the TLC website. Be sure to indicate you want the credit from NDSU.