Course: EED 672. Family Literacy and Community Assets: Teacher Advocacy in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings (3)
Corequisites: EED 601. Preparatory: EED 600. This course is an introduction to current theories, methods and best practices of advocating for parents, children, and families in multilingual, multicultural and diverse settings. Research related to parent involvement, family literacy, and community/parent-initiated legislation will be examined. Students will evaluate various models of school/community partnerships. The course explores strategies for integrating family/community resources into the curricula. Effective approaches for involving community stakeholder’s in supporting K-5 schools, programs and the needs of diverse populations is also highlighted.