Human Relations and Student Diversity: St. Paul Urban Immersion (EFRT 308) is intended to provide Teacher Education candidates with the opportunity to learn and apply multicultural education theory/practices in real urban school settings. Participants will acquire knowledge of said theory through assigned readings, group discussions, and educational seminars led by WSU faculty and cultural consultants from the St. Paul community. This community and the accompanying school district offer pre-service teachers rich experiential learning settings in which they will both observe and interact with licensed teachers, students, and community members who differ by ethnicity, race, language, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and family structures. These observations and social interactions occur in real class settings as well as in community agencies like the Cultural Wellness Center and the Boys and Girls Club - Westside.
Travel Dates will be May 17-25, 2014.
• Clinical observations and teaching in the classroom
• "Artistic Spaces" Tour of Walker Art Center
• Cultural enrichment activities and Boys and Girls Club - Westside
• Penumbra Theatre production and Mall of America shopping