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SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Classroom Management: Ethics and Diversity in the Classroom

Basic Resources


Why you need reference sources

Why do you need reference sources, when so much is available on the Internet?Almost everyone will start with an Internet search, usually using Yahoo, Google, or Ask Jeeves. The problem with that strategy is that there is a lot of wrong information on the Internet, and it is not a good starting point. It is a good resource, but only after you have some background. "You can't go wrong with a good dictionary, even if you think you know the meaning of a word; and a serious encyclopedia will give you important background information. There are also specialized reference books, like chronologies (which list events year by year), biographical dictionaries (which provide short lives of important people), and bibliographies (which point you to other books)." (source: Lynch, getting an A on a paper

Course Description

Students will evaluate ethical situations related to classroom management.  Students will apply the Saint Leo Core Values to issues related to ethics as well as diversity in the classroom.  Sample topics will include plagiarism, differences in learning, issues related to online vs. face-to-face delivery, and topics related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Core Values

Core Values

The Mission Statement and Core Values of Saint Leo University are fundamental to all courses.  The Psychology faculty has identified the following Saint Leo University Core Value to be included in the curriculum for this course: 

Respect - The information in this course helps students prepare to teach at the college level. Students will show respect for diversity in the classroom as well as show respect when identifying solutions to problems presented in the weekly case studies. 

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the challenges and opportunities provided in a diverse classroom.
  2. Explain how to effectively manage a variety of classroom problems while demonstrating respect to students.
  3. Evaluate resources available to help low-performing students and students who require accommodations.  
  4. Analyze an ethical issue encountered in a classroom setting.