COURSE: 50-320 Child, Family, Culture and Community (3)
Course is designed to assist candidates in developing the necessary skills to work cooperatively with families and communities. This starts with the understanding that all young children are members of a multicultural school, family and community. Candidates gain insight into family perspectives and experiences by examining the social, cultural, economic, legislative and technological impacts on children and families, including families with special needs children. The relationships among home language, culture and academic success are investigated. Support services and service delivery models in the school and community are evaluated with respect to exceptionality, and family health and well-being with a particular emphasis on strategies to promote and ensure effective communication, collaboration and consultation between home, school and community. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor