ECE 460 Collaborating with Families, 3 credits
This course will provide candidates with a comprehensive view of the diverse family structures, beliefs, traditions, customs and values that impact the development of children with and without disabilities. Attention will be given to the impact of factors such as language, socio-economic issues and child rearing practices on the relationship between the home and school. In addition, candidates will focus on strategies that foster mutually respectful partnerships with family members, as well as strategies to keep families informed as well as involved in decisions. Community resources will also be highlighted.