This course explores how Canadian schools and teachers intersect with what is currently being termed as diverse “glocal” communities. We explore how educational systems respond to and interact with different multicultural groups within Canada (including immigrants, resident Canadians and global refugees), in multicultural and global educational contexts. The impact of various educational and cultural patterns upon community relations and the formulation of policy for multicultural education will be critiqued. Central to this discussion is an examination of the formation of identity and our response as global citizens to be hospitable and loving to the cultural “others” in our midst from a Christian worldview. This course examines relevant current curriculum documents to best prepare candidates for teaching in an increasingly multicultural and global world. By the end of the course, students will understand different educational systems and how they fit within the framework for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. (1.5 credits)

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