Early Childhood Policy - Children, Contexts, and Politics in Diverse Societies

Meet the Faculty

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller is professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His current work centers on the sociology of families and the organizations in which children are raised. Prof. Fuller's research team also examines shifting patterns of neighborhood and school segregation across Latino communities. A former scholar at the World Bank, he taught at Harvard University before returning to California two decades ago. Prof. Fuller is presently finishing a book on the history of civic activism and school reform in Los Angeles.

Bruce Fuller

Early Childhood Policy - Children, Contexts, and Politics in Diverse Societies

EDUC W164
Spring Quarter 2018
Pricing: 
$1,575.00
UC Berkeley, EDUC W164
3 semester units / 4.5 quarter units

 
This course examines how, when and why government intervenes in children’s lives, through family, pre-/school, community, and digital media contexts, aiming to improve their trajectories. From this basis, we examine how the effects of policies on children locally, nationally, and internationally. Drawing from a variety of case studies and empirical research, students will gain a deep understanding of policy goals, development, implementation, and implications. After gaining familiarity with early childhood policies, students will develop their own policy at the family, pre-/school, community, or digital media level.

An introductory course focused on the varying contexts in which young children are raised, and how policy makers, educators, and interest groups aim to help raise young children. No prerequisite courses required. 
 

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Jan 7, 2019  
Registration ends: Jan 21, 2019
First day of instruction: Jan 22, 2019
Last day of instruction: May 4, 2019

Syllabus: 

Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Instructor(s): 

Bruce Fuller