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Rights & Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Classroom - Chapter Summary
As a teacher, it is imperative that you be aware of your students' rights, your responsibility to uphold those rights, and the role you play as an advocate. Utilize the lessons in this chapter to explore:
- How abuse and neglect impact development; teacher intervention procedures
- Advocating for programs and services
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Education for All Handicapped Children Act
- Section 504 regulations
- Title IX and gender equality
- Ethical conduct for educators
- Techniques for appropriately teaching ELL students
The lessons in this chapter have been specially formulated to cover pertinent information about students' rights and the specific legal responsibilities you face as an educator. To keep the learning experience interesting and enjoyable, some of the lessons contain videos to help illustrate the material. You can take self-assessment quizzes as you work your way through the chapter. You can also take a chapter exam after completing all the lessons to evaluate all that you have learned.
1. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
2. Child Abuse & Neglect Intervention Procedures
When child abuse or neglect is suspected, educators must take action. In this lesson, we'll discuss the procedures for intervening when child abuse or neglect is suspected.
3. 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.
4. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
5. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact
With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
6. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
7. Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts
Many people have heard of Title IX with regards to athletics, but did you know that it goes way beyond just letting girls play sports? In this lesson, we'll examine the scope of Title IX and its impact on education and gender equality.
8. Code of Ethical Conduct in the Teaching Profession
Many professions recognize set standards for moral conduct. This lesson examines the code of ethical conduct in the teaching profession and the importance of adhering to that code.
9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood: Practice & Study Guide course
- Developmental Learning Theories
- Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Teaching Strategies for the Whole Child
- Processes, Practices & Differences in Learning
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Environmental Factors on Learning
- Instructional Planning to Promote Learning
- Handling Diversity & Disabilities in the Classroom
- Structuring & Managing Learning Environments
- Communication as an Educational Tool
- Assessment Strategies for Early Childhood
- The Professional Educator
- Creating Positive Interactions & Relationships in Education
- Foundations of the Early Childhood Education
- NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood Flashcards