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EDU 2130 — Families, Communities and Schools    3 Credit hours

Addresses the significant steps for improving children's education in schools by direct collaboration with families and communities. Curriculum surrounds children and much of their learning comes from the world outside the classroom. Students recognize that all citizens are educators and ideas are presented for developing effective partnerships between schools, families, and communities at large. Instruction introduces education majors to an environment that values diversity and portrays it positively. The course will focus on the belief that educators can deliver an equitable education for all students. Educators have the responsibility to help students contribute to and benefit from our democratic society. The curriculum will introduce the concept that effective instructional strategies should be drawn primarily from the cultures of students in the classroom and the community, not the teacher. This is a portfolio designated course which requires a writing sample submission to the electronic portfolio database. Satisfying this requires is a part of earning a grade for this course. Submitting the paper as instructed will ensure a grade commensurate with the work in the course.
Transfer: TAG.

Associate of Arts Degree

http://catalog.rhodesstate.edu/programs/associate-arts-degree/

...3 EDU 1050 Introductory Child Development 3 EDU 2030 Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 EDU 2130...

Education

http://catalog.rhodesstate.edu/programs/early-childhood-education/

...during EDU 1000 Introduction to Education , EDU 2130 Families, Communities and Schools and EDU 2992...

Education Concentration

http://catalog.rhodesstate.edu/transfer-degrees/education-transfer/

...1 Elective 3 Term Hours 16 Spring EDU 2130 Families, Communities and Schools 3 HST...