Early Childhood Policy - Children, Contexts, and Politics in Diverse Societies
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.
Registration opens: Jan 7, 2019
Registration ends: Jan 21, 2019
First day of instruction: Jan 22, 2019
Last day of instruction: May 4, 2019
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