This unit builds on earlier program content on family partnerships by focusing specifically on partnering with marginalised families. That children from these families stand to benefit most from attending quality early childhood education services, yet are least likely to attend such services, will be critically explored. Using social justice principles this unit aims to develop students' knowledge, skills and disposition to engage and work effectively with marginalised families, as leaders of socially just, inclusive early childhood education and in interdisciplinary ways. Completion of a 20-hour service learning placement is a requirement for the successful completion of this unit.
1 x 1hr lecture/week for 12 weeks 1 x 2 hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks
1x 4500 wd equiv. Professional Development Project
120 credit points, including EDUF2007 and EDEC2005 and EDEC2008 and EDEC2010 and EDEC3008 and EDEC3011.