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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEC6672

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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
    1685 2007-02-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1721
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Suzanne Quinn 41028 squinn@tempest.coedu.suf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEC 6672 Research Seminar: Isssues and Trends in ECE

    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)
    Research Sem: Issue/Trends
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    This course is designed to create an awareness of developing trends and issues facing the field of early childhood education. Relevant research is reviewed and possible avenues for advocacy are explored. Course open to non-maj, rpt. for 3 ch.


  3. Justification

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

    Teachers of young children require skills in scholarly research methods relating to contemporary issues in the field of early childhood education so that they can practice relevant and informed pedagogy and to advocate for the unique needs of children and

    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., State of Florida voluntary PreK initiatives, and teaching shortages in the primary grades) the focus of this course on research methods applied to contemporary issues.

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

    The course has been offered as EDG 6931 approximately 3 times.

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

    Must have an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) identify existing trends and issues in early childhood education. NAEYC 4, CF2,

    2) analyze trends issues to gain a better understanding of their impact and factors that seem to impede the resolution of the issues. NAEYC 4, 5, CF 2,

    3) develop the ability to use trend/content analysis as methodology. NAEYC 5 CF 2,

    4) present informed points of view convincing in both oral and written form. NAEYC 5, CF 2,

    5) become familiar with the resources needed to inform decision-makers to understand the social, political and professional forces influencing early childhood education programs NAEYC 2,5, CF 2,

    * Denotes COE Conceptual Framework, NAEYC denotes National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Standards

    B. Learning Outcomes

    ). Examine current trends and issues through review of recent literature and research - issue papers

    and oral reports

    2). Analyze trends issues to gain a better understanding of their impact and factors that seem to

    impede the resolution of the issues – issue paper and presentations

    3). Apply trend/content analysis as methodology – papers, service learning project

    4). Design and present informed points of view convincing in both oral and written form – papers,

    service learning projects.

    5). Identify resources needed to inform decision-makers to understand the social, political and professional forces influencing early childhood education programs – papers, presentations, service learning projects.

    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

    8. Media and Technology

    D. Textbooks

    Fu, V., Stremmel, A., & Hill, T. (2002). Teaching and learning: Collaborative exploration of the Reggio Emilia Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill-Prentice Hall.

    Isenberg, I.P., & Jalongo, M.R., (2003) (2nd ed.). Major trends and issues in early childhood education: Challenges, controversies and insights. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

    Shonkoff, J.P., & Phillips, D.A. (2000). From neurons to neighborhood: The science of early childhood development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

    Shonkoff, J.P., & Meisels, S.J., (2000). Handbook of early childhood intervention.

    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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