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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC206
COURSE TITLE:Cultural Effects on Child Development
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Hybrid, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Study of the growth and development of the child and the significance of the culture as it relates to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual changes in the young child and the school aged child. Criminal background check required. Seven (7) hours observation required.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of families to the young child's development according to theoretical perspectives.
  • Describe the scientific basis for family involvement in early childhood education.
  • Relate the principles of developmentally appropriate practices to the family support movement.
  • Discuss family differences.
  • Describe how families differ in race, ethnicity, culture.
  • Relate the importance of various social groups to families.
  • Articulate developmental transitions facing families.
  • Describe the factors related to family strengths, structures, and functions.
  • Discuss parenthood, multiple roles of parents, and differing parent beliefs.
  • Identify the various stressors in the lives of families with young children.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of family differences.
  • Explain the role of family support in early childhood education.
  • Discuss attitudes and practices related to home/school communication.
  • Explain the theories related to parent education.
  • Describe the importance of community resources for best meeting the needs of families.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Diversity of experience
  • Understanding Families
  • Understanding Family Diversity
  • Developmental Issues in Families with Young Children
  • Family Strengths, Family Functions, & Family Structures
  • Parenting
  • Family Stress
  • A Family Based Philosophy in Early Childhood Education
  • Family-Staff Relationships
  • Supporting Young Children’s Learning at Home

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Families, Schools, and Communities: Together for Young Children
Donna Couchenour and Kent Chrisman, 5th Edition


EVALUATION:

A point system, based on the following criteria will be used to evaluate the students’ performance in this class.

Classroom participation90
Out of class activities120
Family Study90
Article Summary/Response/Presentation105
Projects95
Quizzes (10)100
Final Exam100

Total700


644-700 points92-100% A
588-643 points84-91%B
532-587 points76-83%C
476-531 points68-75%D
Under 476 points<68%F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer- to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2020

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