- Course Number:
- ECE 193
- Course Title:
- Advocacy in the Field of Early Education and Family Studies
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Course DescriptionCovers the role of advocacy in the field of early education and family studies, including issues such as affordability, funding, quality care, compensation, and accessibility. Addresses effective advocacy techniques, including how to plan an advocacy project, and lobbying and legislative processes. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
1. Explain the role of advocacy in the field of early education and family studies.
2. Examine characteristics of a successful advocate.
3. Examine characteristics of effective advocacy campaigns.
4. Describe the legislative process at the community, state, and national levels.
5. Plan, implement and evaluate advocacy efforts based on a self-selected advocacy project.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Issues in early education and family studies provoking advocacy efforts.
- Characteristics of a successful advocate.
- Characteristics of a successful advocacy campaign.
- Advocacy and communication.
- The legislative process (local, state, national) and lobbying.
- Advocacy opportunities in the Portland vicinity and in the state of Oregon.