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ED 565 Issues in Early Childhood Educ
S1P 2011 EDD
Choi, Dong Hwa
Associate Professor / Internatinal Education Coordinator
Ph.D. Early Childhood Education and Urban Leadership & Policy Studies in Education M.A. Educational PsychologyB.S. Elementary School Education
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classroom. NY: Teachers College Press.
teacher’s dilemma. NY: Teachers College Press.
Additional readings: (* articles are available on the Park University Ebsco Host Full Text Academic Elite Search)
24. Rothman, R. (2005). Testing goes to preschool. Harvard Educational Letter, www.edletter.org/past/issues/2005-ma/preschool.shtml
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Developing as a teacher is a complex process that occurs most effectively in learning communities that provide rich opportunities for inquiry and reflection, and that cultivate a sense of curiosity, integrity, social justice, and professionalism.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
I. Classroom discussion (wk2-wk7) (18 pts x 6: 108 pts)
Read the chapters or articles assigned and post your original post and one response to your classmate(s).
Due: Your original post – Thursday midnight , CST : 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
Your response to classmate(s)—Sunday midnight , CST: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
II. Current issue discussion (wk2, wk 3, wk4, wk6, wk8) ( 18 pts x 5: 90pts)
Due: Your original post – Thursday midnight , CST : 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3
Your response to classmate(s)—Sunday midnight , CST: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6
III. Midterm assignment: Topic presentation (wk 5) ( 50 pts)
You will select a topic related to early childhood education, standards, or educational policies. Your presentation is informational in nature. Keep in mind that your presentation format is open (i.e, Youtube, mp3 file, or powerpoint, etc) and is limited only by your creatively; there is no set structure.
In your presentation, 1) describe an introduction of your topic, 2) discuss three main facts about your topic, 3) discuss your personal reflections on the topic , and 4) discuss how ECE or elementary school teachers can use the information for their practices.
Post your presentation and/or directions on how to access your presentation by midnight Thursday of Week 5. Post one response to your classmate by midnight Sunday of week 5.
Due: Your original post – Thursday midnight , CST : 2/10
Your response to classmate(s)—Sunday midnight , CST: 2/13
IV. Final assignment: In-Depth Exploration of Standards in Early Childhood Education. (Core Assessment) (wk 8) (73 pts)
DUE: Thursday, midnight, CST: 3/3
A. Based upon the model of teacher interview and analysis presented in Negotiating standards in the primary classroom: A teacher’s dilemma (Wien, 2004), present a report (adapted to your particular professional context) that 1) identifies the current economic, cultural, and political forces that shape the issue of standards in early childhood education, 2) examines the implications for daily teaching practice, and 3) defines a course of action (either individual or collaborative) that responds to the questions raised by the standards movement.
B. Your report should have the following components: 1) an introduction that places your inquiry within the current educational context, 2) an analytical review of course readings, 3) a description and analysis of your interviews, and 4) a description and rationale for plan of action.
C. Use Time New Roman letter, 12 font, double space, and at least 7-8 pages . APA style , more than 6 references
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· The above procedures and calendar (given in class) for this course are tentative and subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. I reserve the right and responsibility to evaluate the quality of your work. Completion of an assignment does not guarantee the awarding of all possible points.
· If a student is absent for any reason, the student is still responsible for the information discussed in class that day.
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· If you have more than three absences for the semester, your final evaluation will be lowered by one grade, for example, a “A” will become a “B.”
· Emergency room, hospital stay, and death of immediate family ( e.g., father, mother, siblings, grandparents) are only exceptions of the point deduction and the three absences rule that are explained above. Adequate documentation of the event must be provided at the next class session to the instructor’s satisfaction.
Early childhood education and standards : Face-to-face session
Setting the Stage: Past and Present
Standards and Prekindergarten Education: Issues and Questions
Standards and Benchmarks: Sources and Problems
No Child Left Behind: Standards and Assessment
Continuing the Conversation: Education and Democracy
Children Navigating Standards
Standards: Further Considerations
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Topic Presentation Rubrics
Does Not Meet Expectations
Introduction (background info) is clearly discussed. 10 pts
Three main facts regarding the topic are discussed 15 pts
Personal refection clearly describes the candidate’s idea on the topic. 15 pts
Educational suggestions for teachers based on the information discussed are well described. 10 pts
Introduction (background info) is somewhat discussed. 6 pts
Two main facts regarding the topic are discussed 10 pts
Personal refection somewhat describes the candidate’s idea on the topic. 10 pts
Educational suggestions for teachers based on the information discussed are briefly described. 6 pts
Introduction (background info) is not clearly discussed. 2 pts
One main fact regarding the topic is discussed. 5 pts
Personal refection does not describe the candidate’s idea on the topic. 5 pts
Educational suggestions for teachers based on the information discussed are not described. 2 pts
ED 565 Discussion rubric
Original post (10pts): -3pts per everyday late
Post by deadline--3 pts
Comments : 8-7 sentences – 7 pts
6-5 sentences –5 pts
4-3 sentences –3 pts
2-1 sentences—1 pts
Post to classmate(s) (8pts): I will NOT accept any late posts.
Post by deadline—3pts
Comments: 6-5 sentences –5 pts
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Core Assessment Rubric for Graduate Courses
ED565 Issues in Early Childhood Education
CORE ASSESSMENT: In-Depth Exploration of Standards in Early Childhood Education.
Criteria & Definitions
I. Cognitive Skills
Outcome 1, 3
NAEYC Standard 5a
Professional Tools 4, 6
Artifact demonstrates candidate’s ability to critically review the literature relevant to the question.
Exceeds Expectations (3) (Target)
1.Review of literature analyzes relevant course readings, 1) explaining the implications of the reading to the larger question of standards, and 2) making connections across readings. (7 pts)
2. More than 6 in-text citations (7 pts)
Meets Expectations (2) (Developing)
1. Review of literature briefly references relevant course readings. (5 pts)
2. 5-4 in-text citations (5 pts)
Does Not Meet Expectations (1) (Unacceptable)
1. Little if any mention is made of relevant readings. (3 pts)
2. 3-2 in-text citations (3 pts)
NAEYC Standards 5a Professional Tool 6
Artifact demonstrates candidate’s ability to critically examine the implications of the standards movement on early childhood settings. (14 pts)
1. Discussion of interviews uses literature review as a tool of analysis. A description and analysis of the interview demonstrates in-depth understanding related to the topic. (7 pts)
2. four-five implications for daily teaching practice ( 7 pts)
Meets Expectations (2)
1. Interviews are described with brief references to course readings. A description and analysis of the interview demonstrates basic understanding related to the topic. (5 pts)
2. three implications for daily teaching practice (5 pts)
Does Not Meet Expectations (1) (Unacceptable)
1. Little if any use of course readings to analyze interviews. Relies on personal opinion.
A description and analysis of the interview demonstrates poor understanding related to the topic. ( 3 pts)
2. two implications for daily teaching practice (3 pts)
NAEYC Professional Tools 6, 7, 8
Artifact demonstrates the candidate’s ability to evaluate the effects of the standards on teaching practices, and develop an effective plan of action.
1. Rationale for evaluation and plan of action are explained in terms of issues defined in course readings.
Specific and feasible action plan ( 8 pts)
2. four current economic, cultural, and political forces that shape the issue of standards in early childhood education ( 12 pts)
1. Course readings briefly mentioned in rationale for evaluation and plan of action.
An abstract action plan (6 pts)
2. three current economic, cultural, and political forces that shape the issue of standards in early childhood education (9 pts)
1. Little if any use of course readings evident on evaluation and plan of action. Relies on personal opinion.
Unclear action plans (3 pts)
2. two current economic, cultural, and political forces that shape the issue of standards in early childhood education (6 pts)
III. Professional Disposition
NAEYC Professional Tools 7
Ability to collaborate with colleagues to study and improve teaching practices
Collaboration with in-class research group is well-documented with descriptions of the questions explored and reflections on the implications for the next week of the candidate’s inquiry.
“Intentional probings” provided by colleagues are described and evaluated.
Candidate describes and reflects on the implications of collaboration in the inquiry process.
Collaboration with in-class research group is described.
Candidate describes effects of collaboration in the inquiry process. (3 pts)
Little if any description is provided of the collaborative process. (0 pts)
All sources are accurately documented in the APA format in the text and on the reference page (10 pts)
Minor errors (2-3) in APA format in the text and/or on the reference page (5pts)
Multiple errors (more than 4) in APA format in the text and/or on the reference page (2 pts)
No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Professional voice and word choice used exclusively. (5 pts)
More than 7 pages (5 pts)
Almost no (1-2) grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.
Professional voice and word choice dominates (3pts)
6-5 pages(3 pts)
A few (3-4) grammatical spelling or punctuation errors.
Professional voice and word choice lacking in spots. (2 pts)
4-3 pages ( 2 pts)
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