Li Wei Sun CD12

CD012-61L: Child, Family, and Community Interrelationships

This is a Chinese speaking class

Instructor: Dr. Li Wei Sun           Tel: (408)864-5329         e-mail address: sunliwei@deanza.edu       Quarter: Fall 2013         Class Hours: Friday 6:30PM-10:20         Room: G10  
Office Hours:Fri. 6:00-6:30pm  10:20-10:50pm                 Office: CD2-21d

Course Description:
Child, Family and Community Interrelationships is an introduction to the study of the developing person in a societal context; and the relationships of family, schools and the community. It is a systematic and critical study of the ways in which families, schools and other institutions of the community interact in the lives of young children.  The patterns of child rearing in our contemporary society will be explored.

Required Text and Materials:

  1. Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. 5th Edition(2009) Child, Family, and Community. New Jersey: Person Education, Inc.
  2. Handouts and Study Guide, Li Wei Sun
Desired Outcomes: Upon the completion of this course, students will:

1.  Examine research tools and techniques and behavioral and social sciences.

2.  Identify and assess the implications of the historical and philosophical origins of the familial and
    educational institutions as a context for early development.

3.  Examine family development, functioning and family systems, including the impact of a disabilit
     in family dynamics; analyze the process of socialization including identification of the family   
     unit,socialization influences of schools, peer groups, community and technology in relation to the
     child and family.

4.  Discuss the importance of the communication theory and techniques as tools for developing
     partnerships among families, schools and communities to support each child’s development.  

5.  Analyze the role of the school in early childhood as a support service and an agent of change,
     including the role of the educator as a mandated reporter.

6.  Evaluate the role of the community as a context for development including identification of local
     resources which might foster a healthy child, family, and community relationships.

7.  Identify cultural and socialization factors in relation to self and the student’s own culture and
     background and how these factors have shaped and influenced the development of self, world
     views and beliefs.

8.  Develop an understanding of the importance of being culturally aware and sensitive of the
     influence of culture in child, home and community relationships.

9.   Assess changing demographics for our region and throughout the nation as they pertain to
     family composition, socio-economic status and ethnic diversity. 

Method of Presentation:

Presentation will be through lecture, discussion, individual and group activities, role-play and media audio/visual aid.

Class Requirement:

  1. Students are expected to arrive on time, participate in class discussions and remain for the entire class. Role is taken promptly at 6:30PM. When instructor calls the student’s name, if the student does not respond, instructor will show the student as being absent. If the student arrives late, please sit down quietly at the back row. It is the student’s responsibility to speak to the instructor at the end of that same class period and ask the instructor to change “absent” into a “tardy”. The instructor can change this only that same day, not in the future. Class ends at 10:20PM. If a student has need to leave early one day because of a pressing emergency, the student needs to let the instructor know ahead of time, otherwise he/she will be shown as being absent for that day. Students are responsible to keep track of their absences and tardiness.
  2. If a student misses 2 classes, he/she needs to see the instructor for an assessment of his/her ability to complete the class. The instructor may drop a student with 3 absences. Three tardiness equal one absence. It is the student’s responsibility to process a DROP form. If a student simply stops attending class, the student will get an “F”.
  3.  There will be 2 exams as shown on schedule. Students are responsible for being present at those dates. NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. Students are responsible to call in on exam day if insurmountable emergency should arise.
  4. Students are required to turn OFF cell phones during class time. If a student wants to say something during the lecture, please get the instructor’s attention first (raise your hand or say “question”), then speak out. If a student needs to tell the instructor something important regarding his/her class status, please give it to the instructor in writing and talk to the instructor during office hours. A student who is disruptive or is disregarding rules, such as talking, passing notes, doing homework or outside work, wearing headphones, verbal abuse, threats and etc. will be asked to leave classroom. The student must submit a request in writing asking to be re-admitted and may not re-enter without instructor’s permission. The student will be counted as absent until re-entered. Any second incident will result in the student being dropped from class with an “F”. The student who refuses to leave the room will be dropped from the class with an “F” and reported to school authorities for further action.
  5. Each student gets one folder from the instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to keep all the graded work in the folder and clearly record the points of each graded work until the end of the quarter.

Assignments:

            This is a 4-unit course. All assignments must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font and stapled together, and otherwise points will be deducted from the paper. Late assignments will have 5 points deducted from assignments. These assignments must be handed to the instructor no later than one week after it is due. Do not put any assignment in the instructor’s mailbox. E-mail assignments will not be accepted.

Plagiarism is to steal or pass on the ideas or words of another as one’s own and includes the use without crediting the source.  It will not be tolerated.  Such action will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set forth in the college catalog.  

Course Grading and Assignments:

1.  Community “Make a Difference” Project                                                 35
2.  Cultural biography                                                                                20
3.  Advocacy activity                                                                                 10
4.  Mid-term Exam                                                                                    15                       
5.  Final Exam                                                                                          15
6.  A Cultural Object Presentation                                                                5
                                                                                        Total points: 100

Grade Scale

A+= 4       96 and above        A= 4     93-95        A-= 3.7    90-92
B+= 3.3    88-89                     B= 3    83-87        B-= 2.7    80-82
C+= 2.3    78-79                     C= 2    70-77       
D+= 1.3    68-69                     D= 1    63-67         D-= 1.3    60-62
F= Failing        below 60 points 

Services for Disabled Students:

Disabled Students Services (DSS) is available on campus.  It provides special registration for Adaptive P.E., personal counseling, academic and vocational advisement and equipment loans.  It also can help provide note-takers, assistance to and from class, and mobility training for students with blindness.  For more information call 864-8753.

Important Dates:

Oct. 5th     Last day to add
Nov. 15th   Last day to drop with a “w”                  

Class Schedule                  

Week #

Date

 

       Class Content 

   Readings due 

X

Week1

9/27

Review course requirements

The bio-ecological model

 Ecological system handouts

 Chapter 1

 

Week2

10/4

 

Historical perspective of family life and parent involvement

 Historical perspective handouts

 

Week3

10/11

 

Family life: demographic changes; successful family; community resources

Chapter 11 

 

 

Week4                  

10/18

 

Socialization agents; Family and community relationships

Due:  Field experience agreement

Chapter 8,13,14

 

Week5

10/25

 

Social policy issues; Advocacy; Quality child care as an extension of the family

Due: Cultural Autobiography

Chapter 15, 12

Quality Child Care Handouts

Sign-up cultural object presentation

 

Week6

11/1

 

Culture and diverse families

Bring a cultural object

Mid-term

Chapter 6

 

 

Week7

 

11/8

 

 

Pluralistic Society; Child Rearing Patterns

Bring a cultural object

 Chapter1

 

Week8

11/15

 

Effective communication and communication techniques including cross cultural communication

Bring a cultural object

Due:Advocacy

 Chapter2

 

Week9

11/22

Discipline

Violence and Child Abuse

Bring a cultural object

 Chapter7

 

 

Week10

11/29

 

 HOLIDAY

Finalize your “Make a Difference Project”

 

Week11

12/6

Community service learning: Make a different project presentation 

Due: “Make a Diffrence Project”

Study for final

 

Week12      

12/13

Final Exam, Tues, 6:15PM-8:15

 

 


 

CD 12 Requirements

Due date

Point value

Points earned

Community “Make a difference” Project

 

 

       35

 

Cultural biography

 

 

       20

 

Advocacy activity

 

 

       10

 

Mid-term

 

 

       15

 

Final Exam

 

 

       15

 

A Cultural Object Presentation

 

 

        5

 

Total points

 

 

     100

 

Extra credit

 

 

 

 

 






Contact

email Email: Li Wei Sun
Phone: 408.864.5329
Office: CD 2-21d

Office Hours:
Mon: 12:20-1:20pm
Tues: 6:00-6:30pm
Wed:12:20-2:20pm
Thurs: 6:00-6:30pm

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Last Updated: 9/9/13