SEED 2002 Children and Youth in Urban Education: Developmental, Psychological and Sociological Perspectives

4 hours recitation, 20 hours field experience; 3 credits

Relationships between developmental psychology and sociological processes of children and youth and their educational experiences in schools, families and communities. Role of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and social class in the context of biological, sociological and psychological processes. In depth analysis of established educational and developmental theorists with application to curriculum and instruction. Emphasis on children and adolescents in urban, multicultural schools, including students with special needs and English language learners, from birth through adolescence. Introduction to contemporary frameworks in line with current state and national requirements. Linkage of field experience to relevant and critical theories; observations and interviews of children; continuation of portfolio development; reflection upon field experiences of 20 hours. This course is the same as CBSE 2002.

Prerequisite or corequisite: SEED 2001.

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