COURSE: 50-546 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education (3)|
Candidates focus on the historical and philosophical aspects of early childhood and special education as related to contemporary society. Candidates study key individuals, movements, and curricula, and apply a multicultural and inclusive approach to the study of both formal and informal education of all young children. Candidates apply theory to practice through field experience included for observation and comparison of various philosophies of education. Advocacy and ethical issues will be analyzed using historical and current information from a variety of sources including the Internet. A personal philosophy of early childhood education will be written. Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA; consent of Education Advisor.