ED 272Y - Intensive Course Abroad ()
INTENSIVE COURSE ABROAD courses include a pre-departure or post-departure discussion (or both) in the fall and spring and a three week intensive course abroad in the winter intersession or summer.
TOWNSHIP AND RURAL EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA (3-3) This intensive service course abroad consists of two components, a semester course of study in the spring semester and a four-week intensive field placement in a township and rural school in South Africa at the end of the spring semester. Students examine the social, political, and historical landscape of South Africa to understand the country’s continued transformation, examine culture and customs unique to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, and examine their own cross-cultural competence to effectively teach learners who are distinctly different from themselves. At the conclusion of this experience, students can apply knowledge of the nature of adolescents to create units and lessons that reflect national and local standards, adapt personal teaching style to multiple learning styles, and use knowledge of learners to provide effective instruction in English and reading to South African learners in the middle grades. Prerequisites: ED 101(inactive) or ED 103(inactive) or ED 104 ; SPE 100 or ED 207 , COM 105 , COM 357 , or permission of instructor. Spring/summer semester.
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