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Course module: 201700105
Cultural diversity: policy, care and education in multicultural societies
Course infoSchedule
Course code201700105
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / Level2 (Bachelor Elaborating)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Undergraduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Pedagogische Wetenschappen;
Contact persondrs. J. van der Ham
Telephone+31 30 2534736
Contactperson for the course
drs. J. van der Ham
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K.W. Matthijsen
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dr. P.L. Slot
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Teaching period
3  (07/02/2022 to 22/04/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotBC: BC
Study mode
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listNo
At the end of the course students will demonstrate

1.    knowledge and insight in models and theories that explain the role of cultural diversity in multi-cultural societies as related to issues of child-rearing, parenting and education. 
2.    knowledge and insight of the role of cultural diversity in issues of child-rearing, parenting and education in the context of multi-cultural societies. 
3.    knowledge and insight into how these issues of cultural diversity are relevant for professional fields such as clinical youth care or youth policy. 
4.    basic knowledge and skills to write a research article according to the IMRaD structure, based on a small qualitative study.

Relation between course aims and assessment
Learning goals 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed using a combination of a multiple choice exam and a written exam, based on the lectures and required readings. Learning goals 1, 2 3 and 4 will be assessed by grading the students paper.

In this course students learn to recognize, understand and analyze the cultural nature of settings of child-rearing and education relevant to multicultural societies. They learn to deal with different theoretical perspectives on cultural diversity, related to issues of equity and migration more broadly, as well as to policy issues in these areas. The course will teach students to apply this knowledge in a number of relevant professional fields such as clinical work, parenting support programs, education, etc., but also to different thematic fields, such as radicalization and street culture. The course aims at confronting students with the perspectives of parents, children and youth as well as with the perspectives of professionals that need to find a way to tackle the issues and dilemma that cultural diversity presents them with.
The literature and practice based assignment will allow students to gain and apply knowledge of professional contexts in the Dutch society and at the same time, through a comparative perspective, learn about international contexts.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge can be obtained through
Pedagogische systemen in de baby- en kindertijd en Pedagogische systemen in de kindertijd en adolescentie.
Required materials
To be announced
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Instructional formats


Class session preparation
Preparation: readings

Small-group sessions

Test weight50
Minimum grade5.5

Will be announced on Blackboard.

Test weight50
Minimum grade5.5

Inhoudelijke kennis. Inzicht en het kunnen toepassen van de kennis.
Voorwaarden voor deelname aan de aanvullende toets worden per cursus in de betreffende cursushandleiding vermeld.

Will be announced on blackboard.

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