Culturally Responsive Teaching for Addressing Difficult Topics in Classroom
Dr. EunJung Kim
Assistant Professor of Education
Moore School of Education
The Moore School of Education prepares pre-service teachers to teach all students using culturally responsive teaching. This includes being able to skillfully address the emotional and physical well-being of students as well as equitable choice of curriculum and instruction. Addressing issues such as racism and violence can be difficult for teachers as they teach a wide variety of students.
Education highlights for this month will focus social justice education for pre-service teachers. Pre-services teachers need to build competence in working with students from diverse backgrounds and foster their knowledge and skills to teach all students for being better citizens in this culturally diverse country. One of many ways to accomplish these tasks is to expand their teaching skills by utilizing books that address social justice in language arts and social studies classes. In doing so, teachers can promote students’ critical and reflective thinking on issues that students need to learn and make informed decisions about as democratic citizens in the future. Social justice booklist provides educational resources that address difficult topics such as anti-Asian/Asian American hate that students might ask in class. Teachers can utilize these books for discussing difficult topics with young learners. The focus is relevant for this month’s education highlight for building our teachers’ awareness and cultural competency that the Moore School of Education promotes throughout its educational programs.
Social justice book list:
Public Health Department Growth
Dr. Amanda Martin
Public Health Program Director
School of Arts & Sciences
Carolina University is building robust Public Health Bachelor’s and Master’s programs from the ground up with qualified faculty and courses that are dedicated to providing students with foundational competencies to communicate public health information, to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information, to detail the process of project implementation, including planning, assessment and evaluation, and to provide students with experiential learning opportunities.
We are excited to announce that with an influx of new students into these programs in Fall 2021, new course offerings for 2021-22 will include Molecular Epidemiology (MPH), Global Public Health (PH and MPH), and Social & Behavioral Epidemiology (MPH). Laboratory offerings are also in development for current and future classes.