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
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the normal child growth and development from the prenatal period through adolescence using current research theories and principles.
- Use current research to investigate parenting patterns and how theyare influenced by mass media, culture, values, and socioeconomics.
- 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)
- 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
- Periods Of Development
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
Environmental, social/cultural and inherited factors that affect development
Students must receive a grade of a “C” or better in all EEFS certificate/degree required courses.