WORKING WITH DIVERSE FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

  • Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Working with Diverse Families and Children
  • Course #: CDEV2075
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will examine how to work with many types of families. The student will investigate the importance of the family/school partnership, study methods of effectively communicating with families, and identify community organizations and networks that support families. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Assess own culture and personal values
Analyze characteristics of families
Evaluate parent involvement techniques
Communicate positively with families
Implement conflict resolution techniques with families
Research community resources and services
Examine strategies for working with families from diverse backgrounds
Examine culturally responsive curriculum
Serve families

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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