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Ch 30: GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health

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View these video lessons to bone up on your understanding of social influences on health. The lessons in this chapter help you prepare you to take the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment test.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through the various social and emotional issues that impact young children and their families. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Examining agents of socialization e.g. family, peers, schools and media
  • Defining family systems
  • Exploring roles of culture, school and media in childhood development
  • Discussing effective child and family advocacy skills

Our video lessons offer valuable and effective methods to re-familiarize yourself with the subject matter taught in this chapter. Each video, less than 10 minutes long, can be watched at any time on your computer or mobile device. Read transcripts of the lessons and take lesson quizzes as additional study aids to ensure you fully grasp the materials presented by the instructors.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health Chapter Objectives

The GACE Early Childhood Education assessment test is required by the state of Georgia for teachers seeking certification to teach early childhood education. The test is divided into two subtests, each about 75 to 77 questions long. Approximately 17% of Test II questions cover health education, physical education and the arts, including social influences on health. Use our video lessons and the chapter exam to help you prepare to answer these types of questions on the assessment test.

Test II consists of selected response questions, which include multiple choice and interactive questions. For interactive questions, you might be asked to select an answer by clicking on part of a graphic, clicking on a sentence or dragging and dropping a word or phrase.

6 Lessons in Chapter 30: GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health
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Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

1. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.

Agents of Socialization List & Flashcards

Agents of Socialization List & Flashcards

The process of socialization that occurs during childhood is critical to human development. Without socialization, children could not learn to survive in the world and interact within a social group in appropriate ways. In this set we will explore the major agents of socialization that occur during childhood to influence the way we understand the world and each other: family, school, peers, and mass media.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

3. Family Systems: Definition and Types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

4. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

5. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.

Advocacy for Early Childhood Programs & Services

6. Advocacy for Early Childhood Programs & Services

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively advocate for services to help families with young children adjust to change and transitions, the development of quality education programs for young children, and the health, living, and working conditions of young children and their families.

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