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Family Partnerships in Education

Course Number: HEC 201
Transcript Title: Family Partnership Education
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Course Description

Identifies the influences on children and their families which impact child and family behaviors, values, attitudes, beliefs, and morals. Includes: parenting patterns; cultural, religious and socioeconomic influences; peer, school, media impacts; family development; community ecology; special needs children; prejudice; and public policy. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the normal child growth and development from the prenatal period through adolescence using current research theories and principles.
  2. Use current research to investigate parenting patterns and how theyare influenced by mass media, culture, values, and socioeconomics.
  3. Recognize the influence of family and society on the socialization of children.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: class participation, quizzes, portfolio artifacts, interviews, research paper, written observations, journal reflections, and written assignments.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include:readings, class discussions, quizzes, reflection writings,  interviews, observation portfolio, research paper, assignments.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Process Skills

  • Assessing the community role in diversity issues.
  • Thinking critically when observing different forms of mass media.
  • Speaking before a group.
  • Interviewing adults with skill and sensitivity.

Concepts, Issues, Themes

  • Contributing factors in the socialization of children.
  • The nature and nurture of families.
  • Values, morals and attitudes.
  • Behavior, gender identity, special needs.
  • The implications of mass media and public policy.
  • Gathering information from parents.

Theories and principles of Child Development

  • Domains of Development
    • Social –emotional
    • Cognitive-Creative
    • Physical
    • Language
  • Periods Of Development
    • Pre-natal
    • Infancy
    • Early Childhood
    • Middle Childhood
    • Adolescence

Environmental, social/cultural and inherited factors that affect development

Department Notes

Students must receive a grade of a “C” or better in all EEFS certificate/degree required courses.