Courses Catalogue

Cultural Values And Practices In Early Childhood Education

COURSE CODE: ECP 1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Early Childhood and Primary Education, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course basically explores the socio-cultural perceptions and attitudes regarding disabilities in Uganda communities. It underscores the importance of culture and specific cultural activities to persons with special needs. Students are particularly encouraged to examine their own cultural and traditional practices that promote or hinder the development and participation of persons with special needs in the life of their societies and design ways of breaking through such social barriers.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Define the term concept and explain the features and characteristics of culture
  • Demonstrate the significance of culture to the development of persons with disabilities
  • Examine socio-cultural perceptions and practices that promote or hinder the development of persons with special needs
  • Appreciate the need for persons with special needs to participate in cultural activities of their mainstream societies
  • Show the importance of culture to education and how education helps to preserve and transmit culture