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Master Course Outline
Current Issues and Trends in Education

Course Number: ECE 261
Credits: 3
Hours per Quarter: 20

   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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Ability to list, with 80% accuracy, the historical events, people, and theories that have influenced the current Early Childhood Education practices.
B. Ability to describe and compare the various Early Childhood Education program philosophies.
C. Ability to express personal position on Early Childhood Education.
D. Ability to identify and analyze, with 80% accuracy, the various issues that cause current dilemmas in Early Childhood Education professionals and the families they serve.
E. Ability to predict trends that impact and influence the direction of Early Childhood Education and its progress in the next ten years.
F. Knowledge of strategies to stay current as a professional and advocate in Early Childhood Education.
G. Ability to begin to implement the information learned in promoting developmentally appropriate education for their students.
H. Knowledge of the importance of early childhood educators' role in society as a productive and caring professional in the field of Early Childhood Education.


Syllabi Listing
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
ECE 261
Spring 2004
1098
Michelle Meyer
ECE 261
Winter 2004
5786
Kathy Bobula, Ph.D.
ECE 261
Summer 2003
5786
Kathy Bobula, Ph.D.

ECE 261
Spring 2003
1090
Michelle Meyer
ECE 261
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Michelle Meyer



Two Year Projected Schedule

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

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)