ECAE 7102T Foundations of Early Childhood, Early Childhood Bilingual and Early Childhood Special Education

45 hours; 3 credits

Interdisciplinary analysis of the foundations of early childhood education, multicultural and bilingual education, and special education; impact of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological changes in the fields of early childhood education, including bilingual and special education. We will examine changing views in curricular, pedagogic, and policy implications for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse young children with and without special needs, including children with autism; comparative studies of early childhood education in a global context, with special emphasis on urban settings, integrated co-teaching and collaboration with peers, families and communities.


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