May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IEC 360 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in

Credits: 3

Early Childhood Education Investigates the value and importance of complex characteristics of children’s families and communities. Explores the dynamics of family life including roles, functions, and relationships. Examines community programs that focus on forming partnerships with families to support child development and family well-being. Introduces basic concepts, theories, and issues involving cultural and linguistic diversity and the educational system. Emphasizes development of skills needed to interact with families of diverse backgrounds in order to facilitate educational involvement. Examines the influences of gender, culture, economic situation, learning styles, and language on the socialization of young children with implications for practice. Attention is given to appropriate strategies to support English Language Learners and children with unique cultural backgrounds, traditions, and practices. Evaluates and develops curricular materials for culturally and linguistically diverse children.

Prerequisites: ECE 111 , ECE 230 .
Required: ten hours of field experience.