EDUC 5162 - Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field
(4.5 sem. 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, 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).
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