Macquarie University

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Family and Community Contexts of Early Childhood

  • ABEC215
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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. -- Course Website

Instructor: Early childhood staff

Prerequisites: 12cp and admission to BTeach(ECS) 

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