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- Effective Term:
- Spring 2015 through Winter 2017
- Course Number:
- ECE 193
- Course Title:
- Advocacy in the Field of Early Education and Family Studies
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
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.