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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEC6402

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-03-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1684 2007-02-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1721
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Suzanne Quinn 41028 squinn@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEC 6402 EC: Diversity in Home and School

    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)
    EC: Diversity in Home/School
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Focuses on issues of diversity that affect classroom practices with emphasis on analyzing and synthesizing pertinent literature and research. This course is open to graduate non-majors and is repeatable for three credit hours.


  3. Justification

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

    Teachers of young children require the skills to advocate for the unique needs of children and families in the broader social and political context. Within that context increasing emphasis has been placed on ethnic, racial, gender, linguistic, and socio-e

    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 part of the required sequence for the EC masters program. In an era of increasing policy attention to EC (e.g. voluntary Pre-k, and teacher shortages in the primary grades) the focus of this course on diversity reflects a major trend towards a recognition of the individual child in education policy and practice.

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

    This course has been offered as a 6931 offering on approximately three occasions

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

    The instructor must have an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or a related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) Analyze the relationship between teacher autobiography, belief and practices related to diversity in early childhood programs. (CF 5, NAEYC 5b,)

    2)Analyze teacher readiness for teaching in diverse classrooms. (CF 5, NAEYC 5c,)

    3)Synthesize the impact of the historical perspectives that have influenced cultural pluralism in the 20th Century. (CF5 NAEYC 5d,)

    4)Assess diversity in schools and centers. (CF 5, NAEYC 2a, 5d,)

    5)Analyze instructional materials, curriculum, and practices for bias. (CF 5, NAEYC 2b, 5d,)

    6)Analyze and synthesize the relationship between young children’s thinking and their understanding of diversity issues. (CF6, NAEYC 1a,)

    7)Analyze the principal theories and instructional approaches of second language acquisition.(CF 5, NAEYC 4b)

    8)Plan an early childhood classroom environment that will affirm and support diversity. (NAEYC 4a, 4b, 4d,)

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1)Analyze the relationship between teacher autobiography, belief and practices related to diversity in early childhood programs – discussion, teacher beliefs assessment, readings

    2)Analyze teacher readiness for teaching in diverse classrooms – teacher beliefs assessment, class discussion, cooperative learning assignment

    3)Synthesize the impact of the historical perspectives that have influenced cultural pluralism in the 20th Century – class discussion, cooperative learning assignment, readings

    4)Assess diversity in schools and centers – school/center diversity assessment, curriculum critique, class discussion

    5)Analyze instructional materials, curriculum, and practices for bias – curriculum evaluation, class discussion, readings

    6)Analyze and synthesize the relationship between young children’s thinking and their understanding of diversity issues – class discussions, cooperative learning assignment, readings

    7)Analyze the principal theories and instructional approaches of second language acquisition – research project/paper, class discussion, cooperative learning assignment, readings

    8)Plan an early childhood classroom environment that will affirm and support diversity – cooperative learning assignment

    C. Major Topics

    I. Building a multicultural perspective

    II. Assessing diversity in schools and centers

    III. Understanding young children in a diverse world

    IV. Understanding related to multilingual classrooms

    V. Preparing for multicultural education in the classroom

    VI. Planning learning experiences that affirm and support diversity

    D. Textbooks

    Banks, J. A. (2001) Cultural diversity and education: foundations, curriculum and teaching. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    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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