May 17, 2022  
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EDEC 215 - Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood

3 Credit(s)
This course provides the opportunity for Early Childhood Education and PreK-Grade 3 students to investigate philosophy and research regarding best teaching practices with regard to diversity; for example, culture religion, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, health status, and economic conditions are considered. The course has a special emphasis on best practices for supporting the needs of American Indian children, meeting the Montana Law MCA 20-1-501 requirements. This course provides students with a background in sociological, philosophical and multicultural issues and aspects of child development and education. It is also intended to assist students in examining early education practices reflectively and critically. Students will question their own beliefs regarding diversity as well as how their views shape instruction. Students will examine curriculum for cultural relevance.



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