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
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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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)