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Course details 2012-2013  
Education for the underpriveleged
Course Code :6306OIWOAA
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Semester:Semester: 1st semester
Contact hours:18
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction :Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Paul Mahieu
Carlijne Ceulemans


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:

No specific competences are required.

This course is Dutch spoken.

2. Learning outcomes

The students become aware of facts, causes, governmental initiatives and pedagogical consequences of the deprivation of pupils. Basic competences to detect and support disadvantaged pupils are attained.

3. Course contents

In this course students are confronted with the definition and explanation of the phenomenon of disadvantaged pupils in education. Specific attention goes to pupils living in poverty and pupils from foreign origin. Theoretical approaches, practical examples and guest lecturers help students to become aware of this theme and to get some tools which can help to remediate.


4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Lectures
  • Practice sessions

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:Individually

  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

    Continuous assessment:
  • Participation in classroom activities

  • Written assignment:
  • Without oral presentation

  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    -       GROENEZ, Steven (2004). Gekregen maar niet verdiend. Ongelijkheid op school: omvang, oorzaken en gevolgen. In: Mahieu, P. (Red.). School en samenleving, 6, p. 53-75. Mechelen, Wolters Plantijn.


    -       KUSSE, Pat (2003). Omgaan met armoede in de school. In: BOONEN, R. (Red.). Bouwstenen voor intercultureel onderwijs, p. 213-220. Antwerpen, Garant.


    -       DE METS, Jan (2006). Allochtone ouders en de school. In: Mahieu, P. (Red.). School en samenleving, 11, p. 81-102. Mechelen, Wolters Plantijn.


    -       SALMI, Ali (1996). Voorwaarden voor een goede relatie. In: Lesgeven aan Fatima en Ahmed, p. 51-89. Leuven: ACCO.

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
    See blackboard.

    7. Contact information

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