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EDLS 555 Understanding Literacy through Sociocultural Perspectives 3.0 Credits

The central purpose of this course is to use sociocultural theories to investigate the wide range of “literacies” that students possess from diverse backgrounds in urban communities, and ones that literacy teachers can scaffold and build upon while developing their students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The course also investigates how linguistic differences and styles of language affect literacy acquisition for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and how literacy teachers can create an inclusive learning environment for all students. Students will learn the critical need for literacy teachers to create effective partnerships with parents from diverse urban communities in supporting the literacy development of their children at home. Stage I/II Field exp req'd.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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