Research on Current Issues/Trends in Early Childhood
This Assignment addresses the following course outcomes:
Discuss current research related to trends emerging in the field of Early Childhood and the issues related to those trends.
Apply educational theory and theoretical frameworks to current trends in Early Childhood.
Analyze the effects of ethical decision-making on human behavior.
You will choose and analyze a current issue/trend related to early childhood educational programming based on the research you have done on this topic. The Unit 5 Discussion and Seminar will have given you an excellent start on this Assignment. Using your research, Discussion, and Seminar, you will write a 3–5-page paper.
Your paper should include a discussion on the issue or trend you chose and how this issue or trend has emerged and developed over time.
You will include an analysis of how educational theory has affected this issue or trend.
In addition, you will include an analysis of how professional ethics can affect this topic. This section needs to reflect ethical decision making that an early childhood professional would need to use based on the chosen topic. The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment is a document that outlines how early childhood providers can ensure that their work with children and families is always based on ethical practices. You will use this resource to discuss how the decision making with your topic is based on ethical practice guidelines.
NAEYC. (2005, April). Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETH05.pdf
- Title page
- Main body of the paper (3–5 pages)
- Reference page with at least three references
- Correct APA formatting for in-text citations
You should follow these formatting guidelines in your paper:
- Use standard margins: 1” on all sides
- Use standard 12-point font size, Arial or Times New Roman
- Use standard double spacing
- Be sure your text is left justified