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EDUC 385 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education
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. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 235, EDUC 305, EDUC 306, and EPSY 229.
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