Strategies for interacting and working with, diverse communities as identified by race,, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, age,, disability, or religion. Addresses methods for, positively impacting social and cultural diversity, and equity issues including the possible effects, of culture, race stereotyping, family,, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual identity,, language, and values on student development and, progress in the school setting. Content and, methodology emphasize small-group activities,, collaboration, and use of data to create equity, for all students. Candidates practice taking an, active role in supporting all students and focus, on eliminating the achievement gap.