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Race, Class, Gender and National Policy in Latin America: Summer Teaching Training Workshop, August 4 - August 16, 2007

The objective of this intensive two week workshop is to examine how various national policies in Latin America have dealt with issues of race, class and gender.

Dates: August 4 – August 16, 2007; 9am-4pm daily, not weekends (except the first Saturday)

After being under Iberian authority for over two hundred years, how have various Latin American countries addressed issues of race, class and gender while establishing their national identities?  Particular attention will be placed on groups that have been routinely excluded from the conversation of building national identities.  Teachers will be able to implement themes presented in this workshop into their standards based lesson plans.

Teachers will be led by an expert group of scholars who will provide the historic and social context to explain how different Latin American cultures have developed since gaining their independence.  Participants will also be exposed to some current socio-cultural issues facing Latin American countries.  In addition to content related sessions, the 10-day seminar will include curriculum development workshops.  Teachers will first look at the curriculum implications of the materials presented by the scholars.  They will then be guided into the development of the curriculum materials and lesson plans that improve reading, writing, analyzing, synthesizing and communication skills.

Online Registration

4 LAUSD multicultural general salary credits or 4 University Extension quarter-units.  Most suitable for middle school and high school history and social studies teachers.  The seminar fee of $150 includes registration, accreditation, parking, refreshments and educational materials.

For more info please contact:
David Arriaza
(310) 825-4572

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