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GSE 6240 - Culturally Sustaining Advocacy and Collaboration with Children and Families

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem - Online
Description: This course explores Culturally Sustaining ethical practice for navigating the challenges, hopes, and possibilities that early childhood professionals may experience as they collaborate and advocate with diverse children and families. Topics include the social and cultural construction of the meaning of difference, race, disability, and intrinsic difference at the intersection of identity. Historical and contemporary rights, movements, and priorities of disability and other communities (e.g., low income, immigrant, etc.) with a specific emphasis on issues of access and opportunity. Program, community and social systemic change, and self-advocacy. Students will collaborate with families, analyze the application of laws to their practice, program and social policies, and advocate to address challenges within specific sites, communities and systems.



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