2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 355 Social and Political Context of Early Childhood Education (3 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite Admission into the BAS-T program.

Course Description
Students will explore diversity and social justice issues influencing educational settings. Students will examine in depth the historical and current impact of children’s, teachers’, and families’ cultural, social and political context in schools.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and apply key terms and concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice.
2. Analyze how implicit bias can influence relationships and identity development.
3. Analyze how systemic power, privilege, and oppression impacts early childhood education systems and the individuals within those systems.
4. Summarize how professional teaching practice is influenced by personal, social, and cultural contexts.
5. Deconstruct biases, stereotypes, and microaggressions present in early childhood educational settings and the larger community.
6. Critique how an individual’s family structure, culture, social, emotional, and political contexts may impact learning and participating.
7. Evaluate early learning programs by applying the NAEYC Position Statement on Diversity.

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