EDUC 5162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field
(5 cr.) Leaders in the early childhood field must have in-depth understanding of the critical issues and trends affecting young children, their families, and the field. Students will study such topics as the impact of changing demographics; the influence of politics and economics on programmatic funding streams; current debates related to school success, the achievement gap, and effective assessment; and the impact of brain research on early development, care, and education from both a historical and current perspective. (Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5161).