CBSE 7101T Child Development in Social, Cultural, and Educational Contexts
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Advanced seminar that focuses on childhood development from birth through grade two. Childrearing and early education in diverse cultural contexts, with a focus on urban settings. Theoretical approaches to understanding child development; parental ethnotheories about the structuring of everyday social and educational experiences for the acquisition of culture-specific social and cognitive skills in young children, including English language learners and children with special needs. Culture and early childhood education practice from a comparative perspective; teacher-child and peer relationships; educational policies.