Course Description

Early Childhood Policy - Children, Contexts, and Politics in Diverse Societies, EDUC W164

This course examines how, when and why government intervenes in children’s lives, through family, pre-/school, community, and digital media contexts, aiming to improve their trajectories. From this basis, we examine how the effects of policies on children locally, nationally, and internationally. Drawing from a variety of case studies and empirical research, students will gain a deep understanding of policy goals, development, implementation, and implications. After gaining familiarity with early childhood policies, students will develop their own policy at the family, pre-/school, community, or digital media level.

Key Information

Credit: 4.5 quarter units / 3 semester units credit
UC Berkeley, Grad School of Education

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Major Requirement: Elective for UCB Education Minor

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science;  Sixth - 1 course Social Analysis

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-H

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses required. 

Course Fees

No fees for matriculating students. For non-matriculating students, access through UC Extension ('concurrent enrollment')

More About The Course

An introductory course focused on the varying contexts in which young children are raised, and how policy makers, educators, and interest groups aim to help raise young children.

This course is taught by Ms. Kirsten Joie Ignaciao, a social welfare specialist at UC Berkeley. The class was developed by five scholars based a Berkeley and UC San Diego. It's offered under the supervision of Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

For further information, email Prof. Bruce Fuller: b_fuller@berkeley.edu
 

Relevant Website

Course Creators

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller is professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His current work centers on the sociology of families and the organizations in which children are raised. Prof. Fuller's research teams have examined the effects of preschool and early-childhood initiatives on the growth of youngsters, along with the neighborhood environs that shape parenting. This includes the pervasive rise and use of digital tools inside the home and school. A former research sociologist at the World Bank, he taught at Harvard University before returning to California two decades ago. Prof. Fuller is presently finishing a book on the history of civic activism and school reform in Los Angeles.

Bruce Fuller is professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His current work centers on the sociology of families and the organizations in which children are raised. Prof. Fuller's research teams have examined the effects of preschool and early-childhood initiatives on the growth of youngsters, along with the neighborhood environs that shape ...

Bruce Fuller is professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His current work centers on the sociology of families and the organizations in which children are raised. Prof. Fuller's research teams have examined the effects of preschool and early-childhood initiatives on the growth of youngsters, along with the neighborhood environs that shape parenting. This includes the pervasive rise and use of digital tools inside the home and school. A former research sociologist at the World Bank, he taught at Harvard University before returning to California two decades ago. Prof. Fuller is presently finishing a book on the history of civic activism and school reform in Los Angeles.


Kirsten Joie Ignacio
Ms. Kirsten Joie Ignacio is a social welfare specialist at UC Berkeley. Ms. Kirsten Joie Ignacio is a social welfare specialist at UC Berkeley.
* To be notified, please provide all requested information
Please enter valid email.

We'll notify you when Early Childhood Policy - Children, Contexts, and Politics in Diverse Societies, EDUC W164 becomes available

First Name:*
Last Name:*
Email:*
Term(s) you're interested in:*