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ECE 261
Current Issues and Trends in Education


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

   Lab Hours:20


Description
Overview of issues, trends, and policies in education. Topics include: social, political, economic, and educational issues that influence the education of children. Recommended: READ 088. Student may not earn credit for both ECE 261 and ED 261.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • List, with 80% accuracy, the historical events, people, and theories that have influenced the current Early Childhood Education practices.
  • Describe and compare the various Early Childhood Education program philosophies.
  • Express personal position on Early Childhood Education.
  • Identify and analyze, with 80% accuracy, the various issues that cause current dilemmas in Early Childhood Education professionals and the families they serve.
  • Predict trends that impact and influence the direction of Early Childhood Education and its progress in the next ten years.
  • Knowledge of strategies to stay current as a professional and advocate in Early Childhood Education.
  • Begin to implement the information learned in promoting developmentally appropriate education for their students.
  • Knowledge of the importance of early childhood educators' role in society as a productive and caring professional in the field of Early Childhood Education.

  • Course Topics
  • Learning environment
  • Children's physical competence
  • Positive guidance
  • Relationships with families
  • Professional and ethical conduct
  • Social and emotional development

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 261
    Winter 2013
    1092
    Terry Morgan
    ECE 261
    Winter 2011
    1090
    Terry Morgan
    ECE 261
    Winter 2009
    1090
    Michelle Meyer
    ECE 261
    Winter 2007
    1090
    Michelle Meyer
    ECE 261
    Spring 2006
    1092
    Michelle Meyer


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.