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Critical Issues in Early Child.Educ

Course Number: 
EDC-616
Minimum Credits: 
3
This course considers current social, political, and economic issues affecting early childhood curriculum and education. Course discussions and readings focus on such areas as curriculum reform and standards, assessment, communicating with families, classroom management, legislation pertaining to young children, public school finance, law, multicultural and special education, educational philosophy, current research guiding educational practice such as brain research, and topics selected by class members. At the conclusion of the course, students develop, based on their understanding of the issues, a personal early childhood philosophy that will guide their future educational practices.