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Foundations, Families,Cultures And Learning (EEC-700)

Semester: Spring 2024
Number: 0810-700-002
Instructor: Pavan Antony
Days: Tuesday 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Alumnae Hall 228
Credits: 3

Register For 0810-600 Concurrently. 10 Hours Offieldwork Required.

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Related Syllabi: Dennis Cowan for Summer 2008*
Dennis Cowan for Summer 2009*

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This course examines the cultural and historical influences of families and educational institutions on children's development. Young children's cognitive, linguistic, and affective growth, in relation to the impact of the culture of their family and school, will be explored.

Learning Goals:   PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES:Course Objectives are organized based on the 6 goals of the Conceptual Framework of Adelphi’s School of Education Conceptual Framework.Scholarship:Students will read widely in current theory surrounding multicultural education issues.Reflective Practice:Students will explore theory in action through collaborating on service learning projects with area educators and their students.Social Justice:Students will explore strategies to meet the needs of all students including multicultural education, critical literacy, and education for social justice.Inclusive Community:Students will actively engage with multiple communities, practice collaborativemultidisciplinary learning environments, and strategize on how to make use ofcommunity resources and organizations and build partnerships and coalitions for change.Wellness:Students will reflect on the ways community action can enhance personal development across dimensions: including the ethical, the spiritual, the physical and the emotional.Creativity and the Arts:Students will be encouraged to pursue curriculum development projects that integrate the arts across content areas.

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