CHVD 145 - Controversial Issues in Childhood Development, Education, and Social Policy

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

May 2019

Discussion-based examination of controversial issues linking development, education, and cultural practice in which scholarly inquiry has substantial implications for social policy. Specific topics vary by semester and include topics of both historical relevance and contemporary debates. Content relevant to multiple disciplines including issues such as adolescent risk behavior, bilingual education, brain-base pedagogy, child care, children and the law, cultural diversity, developmental theory and educational practice, gender, literacy practices, motivation, parenting styles, school violence, special education, standardized testing, and technological change.

Course Type

Upper Division