EDEC 420 - Child Development in the Family, School, and Community

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

May 2020

This course will explore the predictable developmental stages that all children pass through, physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The major theorists of child development will be studied, and their ideas will be applied. We will also discuss the variety of experiences in the family, school, and community that shapes the uniqueness of each child. The following strands will be woven throughout the course: equity, gender issues, culture, and changes in ideas and practices in homes, schools and in society. Class sessions will include whole group and small group discussions, multiple opportunities to work collaboratively with classmates, videos, and student presentations. (From Spring, 2012 syllabus: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/p/pollack/edu420/courseinfo1.html)