2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE:
David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education Course
LLED 480B 96A | LLED 565A 96A
All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. We advise that participants do not finalize any travel arrangements until notified that this course is confirmed.
Trump’s election and victory is a significant landmark of our present history. The discourses of hatred against immigrants, refugees, Muslims, blacks, women, LGBQT have become normalized and have unleashed a rise in islamophobia, homophobia, racism and sexism not only in the US, but also in Canada. At this turbulent time, educators have a tremendous responsibility not only to create safe spaces and welcoming classrooms for their increasingly diverse student population, but also recognize and resist all forms of oppression directed towards racialized vulnerable students.
The aim of this course is engaging students to explore the significant transformation of national demographics in recent years and its implications on society and education. We will examine how the influx of refugees – many of them from Syria, Iraq and Somalia and the changing patterns of immigration bring new challenges. With the increasing number of refugees and immigrants coming to Canada from non-traditional sources such as Asia, Africa, Central America and the middle-East, we witness significant growing sentiments of xenophobia, islamophobia and racism against racialized “others”.
In this course, we will explore how teachers’ role in a Canadian “vertical mosaic” (Porter et al., 2015) of races, cultures, languages, classes, and identities requires a deep understanding of the limitations of liberal multiculturalism and the necessity to engage with different critical perspectives of multiculturalism which should surpass the superficial tokenistic meanings of culture and difference and which should take risks to deconstruct the prevalent hegemonic mainstream discourses of multiculturalism. This critical approach should question the taken-for-granted assumptions, and should adopt transformative practices informed by critical consciousness and critical pedagogy to trigger a real change.
Learn how to be equipped with the contemporary changing demographics in schools in British Columbia by:
- Examining the theory and practice of critical multicultural and socially just pedagogy.
- Developing a critical multicultural and antiracism framework to understand power and oppression in Canadian society/education and how they operate along many dimensions such as class, race, gender, sexuality, disability, language, and religion.
- Becoming more proficient in ways to organize and design your curriculum and classroom practice for diverse student, especially in contemporary urban environments.
- Developing ideas and transformative strategies through interaction with several guest speakers with expertise in the field.
Annette Henry holds the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at the University of British Columbia. She is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and cross-appointed to the Social Justice Institute. Her scholarship examines race, class, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning in the lives of Black students and Black women teachers’ practice in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. She is a certified k-12 French, Music and ESL teacher and has taught in a range of elementary and secondary schools and universities in racially and culturally diverse settings in Canada as well as internationally.
UBC Vancouver | Face-to-Face
Buchanan (BUCH) | Room B318
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver | Map
July 5 - 24
9:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Registration & Fees
Fees for this program, as well as the opening date for registration, will depend upon your registration type or student category.
UBC Student Registration
To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus); please see "Admission to UBC" below. Once admitted, students may register in the credit course.
Current UBC students can register for credit courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login (CWL).
Registration opens in early March, see the Summer Session dates for the opening registration date for your student category. Many summer programs fill quickly, early registration is strongly recommended.
- Graduate Course (3.0 credits)
LLED 565A 96A | Special Course in Subject Matter Field
Graduate student fees apply; see details below.
- Undergraduate Course (3.0 credits)
LLED 480B 96A | Digital Media in English Language Arts Education
Undergraduate student fees apply; see details below.
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Visiting Graduate Students
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