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Natalie Hansuvadha
EDSPE 419
Seattle Campus

Family and Community Influences on the Young Child

Develops an understanding of families of young children from different socio-cultural backgrounds, child socialization and development in family and community contexts (immigrant, refugee, indigenous, special-needs and vulnerable children), parenting across cultures, family processes, family systems theories, socio-cultural theories, and family-child collaborative partnerships using family and community strengths and resources.

Class description

To provide an overview of issues facing family members of individuals with disabilities

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Students in this class will be placed in cooperative learning groups. Each group wil be responsible for social and academic support, as well as completing activities in class. At the beginning of most classes, you will have about fifteen minutes to review readings with your group. We will then discuss the key points of the readings and have different activities to apply the readings to practices in schools and communities. We will typically end session in discussion as a large group. We will also have speakers who are parents/family members of children and youth with dsiaibliteis.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Natalie Hansuvadha
Date: 03/15/2006