Dec 03, 2023
ECEE 2701 - Diversity and Awareness in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
This course focuses on increasing awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of children and families from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and family backgrounds. Students gain an understanding of structural racism and its impact on educational systems. Instructional frameworks such as culturally relevant pedagogy and equity pedagogy are explored. Implicit bias and anti-racist educational practices are examined. Students discuss the role of advocacy and ethical principles related to supporting children and the education profession.
Requisites: (Teacher Candidacy and admission to PK Internship) or (Child Development major) or (concurrent with ECEE 2001)
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Bridge: Ethics and Reasoning, Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to articulate insights about their own cultural positionality relative to broader societal norms and how they manifest in early childhood and elementary education settings.
- Students will be able to describe how history, values, policies, pedagogical approaches, economic conditions, and/or beliefs and practices influence how a range of cultural groups interact with the U.S. public educational system.
- Students will be able to interpret how a range of cultural groups experience schooling and identify educational strategies and responses that ensure that all students thrive in early childhood and elementary settings.
- Students will be able to discuss and interpret differences in communication styles of families from a range of cultural groups in educational settings and can apply these understandings in communicating with families.
- Students will be able to ask complex questions about other cultures’ educational experiences and articulate answers that reflect a range of perspectives.
- Students will be able to initiate and develop interactions with people from differing backgrounds while valuing and celebrating these interactions.
- Students will be able to assess their own ethical core beliefs and how that shapes their choices, actions, and thinking in early childhood and elementary education settings.
- Students will be able to explain varied ethical standards in the field of early childhood and elementary education.
- Students will be able to describe and evaluate ethical issues in the field of education and discuss possible actions to address these issues in early childhood and elementary classrooms.
- Students will be able to consider and apply professional ethical standards, perspectives, and theories in early childhood and elementary education decision-making situations.
- Students will be able to evaluate alternative ethical perspectives about the field of education and educational practice in a decision-making context.
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