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.