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Fall 2013
Oct 18, 2017
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ED 701 - Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention

Course Description: This course provides an overview of contemporary opportunities and challenges of the early childhood field, situated in the larger context of the multiple systems (educational, developmental, family support, and health) that intersect to provide comprehensive early childhood supports and services for all young children, birth to 8 years, and their families. Philosophies, theories, and research models that guide practices within and across a variety early childhood programs will be examines. The evolution of inclusive programs and blended curriculum will be explored. The roles of culture and community, and legal, ethical, public policy, organizational, and systems issue shaping the learning opportunities, experiences, and outcomes for young children, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse, and their families will be investigated. Strategies for accessing, understanding, and critiquing research as the foundation for evidence-based practices will be developed. Advocacy, professionalism, and ethics will be considered. Candidates will engage in critical, reflective analysis of their role as emerging early childhood professional.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Educational Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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