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EDUC 385 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education

3 s.h.

This course is designed for early childhood teacher candidates to explore some of the current issues related to the field of early childhood education such as: building family and community partnerships; professionalism including ethics; using developmentally effective approaches; appropriate early childhood assessment; affordable, quality child care; resilience and students at risk; diversity including gender issues; violence in children’s lives; media and technology; societal impact on children and families; and meeting the needs of the world’s children. A case approach is utilized. Advocacy work, cooperative projects, service learning, and field work empower candidates to become change agents. Offered Fall and Spring.

Corequisites: EDUC 235, EDUC 305, EDUC 306, EPSY 229.

Prerequisite: JrS.

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