Community as a Context for Development   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 364 - Community as a Context for Development

3 credits
Children develop as unique individuals in the context of complex communities. Growth and identity are influenced by the social dynamics and interactions of the diverse families and cultural institutions in which children live. This class focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of building, reflecting, and including "community" in early childhood and primary classrooms. Students will be expected to create strategies which use the child's community to enhance learning and build a sense of belonging. This class will explore community-building as an avenue to examine and promote cultural competence and advocacy for children.