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Family Partnerships in Education

Course Number: HEC 201
Transcript Title: Family Partnership Education
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: May 8, 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

The study of influences on children and their families which impact child and family behaviors, values, attitudes, beliefs, and morals. Topics include: 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

  1. The ability to interact with families in an Early Childhood Education setting, recognizing the influence of family and society on the socialization of children.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the socialization of children.
  • Select an artifact that symbolizes a value from Mass Media to be shared in small groups.
  • Design a case study of a young child to depict the community's role in supporting diversity.
  • Present an oral report.
  • Develop and implement a parent interview.

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.

Department Notes

  • NAEYC standards that relate to HEC 201 are : Standard 2.  Building Family and Community Relationships
  • Core Knowledge categories: Diversity (DIV), Families & Community Systems (FCS), Special Needs (SN)