School Of Education

Diversity, Social Justice and EquityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101641.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100979 - Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling, 100341 - Social Justice Issues in Secondary Schooling

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Education progam. The unit is not available as an elective in any undergraduate program. Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010 and completion of child protection requirements.

About this Unit
It is crucial for students to recognise how pedagogy, the curriculum, learning and schooling generally, are connected to broader cultural, social, economic and political discourses operating in Australian society. Within this context, understanding how equity/inequality is constructed through schooling is essential, including the practices in which individual teachers engage. Knowledge of cultural diversity, how it is represented in schooling and the role identity has on influencing schooling experiences is central. Developing students' awareness of their own subjectivity in relation to cultural diversity and identity issues is crucial to reflexivity and the development of socially just relationships and practices in schooling. Issues relating to Aboriginal and Non English Speaking Background students are examined in depth.

1609.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING

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