Sep 15, 2019
EDEC 2600 - Global Early Childhood Education: Programs and Practices
Global Early Childhood Education: Programs and Practices provides an in depth study of global early childhood care and education programs. National and international early care and education programs that focus on the needs of the whole child in a global community are investigated, and include learning in multilingual settings by Dual Language Learners or English Language Learners. Topics discussed in the course include: global perspectives in early childhood education; impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on teaching and learning in globalized multicultural and multilingual early childhood settings; research on literacy and language development, acquisition, and teaching and learning processes; issues and factors of globalization on early childhood care and education; environments that support child and family well being in a global society; and the concept of international child rights.
Requisites: EDEC 1600
Credit Hours: 2
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will advocate for the optimum education and development of children in a global society.
- Students will create global/international curriculum for English Language Learners or Dual Language Learners.
- Students will design developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive learning environments for global early childhood care and education settings.
- Students will identify the various processes and milestones that children undergo as they become literate in a global society;
- Students will identify, compare and contrast global early childhood education programs in various contexts (e.g. history, mission, location, philosophy, unique program characteristics, teacher development, program administration).
- Students will utilize strategies that increase the engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse families in global early childhood care and education programs.
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