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Family and Community Contexts of Early Childhood - ABEC215

This unit examines the concept of a family life cycle and explores some of the major changes that impact upon Australian families with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Specific stresses associated with changes in cycles of family life are addressed. Within the framework of family systems theory, children and families in exceptional circumstances are also considered. Informal and formal family and community support services are examined, and the role of early childhood educators in contributing to this support is explored.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Early childhood staff

Admission to BTeach(ECS) and 12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ABEC210, ECH326
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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