Family, Language & Culture (ECM 316)
Term: 2014-2015 Academic Year Spring Semester
This course analyzes the interrelationships between family, language, and culture and connected to children?s development and learning. In this course language is understood as a human activity and higher mental process which build on the children?s families, community, and cultural background. Language conceived as human activity must be examined through an understanding of dialogue, because dialogue is a way of promoting positive relationships between home, school, and community, partnerships. In the course of these collaborative partnerships, is vision for a better world and well-being for young children will emerge and concretize in a culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy.