This course focuses on the diverse needs of the child in the context of family, school and community. An analysis of the contemporary American family will be discussed, with emphasis on the family interactions which largely dictate the child’s behavior and way of relating to people. Included are the interplay of diverse cultures, life styles, language and communication and the role of the school and community as social agents with our changing society. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in supporting evidence-based practices that strengthen respectful, collaborative family/child relationships through effective use of family and community resources.
TEXT: Home, School, and Community Relations School. 9th Edition. Carol Gestwicki. 2016.
Their Name is Today – Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World by Johann Christoph Arnold (a copy will be provided in class)
Three credit hour course.
FORMAT: Blended course offered once a week for an hour and fifteen minutes, fall semester only.