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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEC7615

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-11-08
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1660 2007-03-27
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1721
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Suzanne Quinn 41028 squinn@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEC 7615 Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Trnds and Issues in ECE
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    This course will focus on current issues and trends in the field of Early Childhood Education, which serves young children from birth to age 8. Open to all adv. grad stud & may not be repeated for credit.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    In order to advance the field of early childhood education, professionals must work toward knowing the trends and resolving issues that beset and beleaguer the field. The textbooks and reading list contain the latest research on various topics and will ch

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is required for those students taking the curriculum and instruction PhD with an early childhood education specialization. It is also available to other curriculum and instruction advanced graduate students seeking a cognate in early childhood education.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes the course has been offered on the 7931 temporary course number.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Course instructors must have an earned doctorate in early childhood education, or a related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Identify current trends and issues that impact the care and learning experiences of young children (from birth to age 8). CF 6; NAEYC 1b, 5c,

    2. Gather, review, and analyze current and foundational research related to specific trends and issues in early childhood education. CF 4; NAEYC 5c, 5d,

    3. Explore research and policy based resources available in the profession of early care and education to inform decision-making with regard to practice and advocacy for young people and their families CF 1, 5; NAEYC 2b, 4d,

    4. Articulate an informed research-justified positione on controversial and important topics related to the profession of early childhood education. CF1; NAEYC 5e,

    *CF denotes College of Education Conceptual Framework; NAEYC denotes National Association for the Education of Young Children

    B. Learning Outcomes

    a. Analyze current trends and issues synthesized from the current research literature that impact the care and learning experiences of young children – presentations, facilitations of class discussion, article critiques.

    b. Analyze current and foundational research related to trends and issues in early childhood education – position papers, presentations, facilitations of class discussion, article critiques.

    c. Explore resources available in the profession of early care and education to inform decision-making with regard to practice and advocacy for young people and their families - presentations, facilitations of class discussion, article critiques.

    d. Apply relevant research to an original study related to the profession of early childhood education - Service Learning Projects, site-based inquiry, etc.

    C. Major Topics

    A. What constitutes a trend, issue

    B. Why identify such?

    C. How to identify:

    1. Trends

    2. Issues

    D. What is content analysis?

    1. What is its methodology?

    2. What are some examples of content analysis?

    3. What are some potential sources for content analysis in early childhood education?

    E. Topics for discussion

    1. Child development and learning

    2. Curriculum development and implementation

    3. Family and community relationships

    4. Assessment and evaluation

    5. Professionalism

    6. Field Experiences

    7. Special Topics

    a. Abuse and neglect

    b. Poverty

    c. Financing early care and education

    d. Quality care

    e. Long-term outcomes of early education programs

    f. Impact of standard on children’s learning

    Media and Technology

    Public Policies impacting ECE/Universal Pre-K

    a. Characteristics of Quality

    b. Longitudinal Research on Developmentally Appropriate Practices

    c. Research on other UPK/VPK programs

    D. Textbooks

    Barnett, W.S. (2004). Better teachers, better preschools: Student achievement linked to teacher qualifications. Preschool Policy Matters, 2. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

    Belfield, C.R. (February, 2004). Early childhood education: How important are the cost-savings to the school system? Albany, NY: Center for Early Care and Education.

    Brandon, R.N. (September, 2004). Financing access to early education for children age four and below: Concepts and costs. Creating a national plan for the education of 4-year-olds. Chapel Hill,

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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