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ECE2104 Families and Society

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Early Childhood

Other requisites

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: //


This course introduces students to the changing nature of the form, structure and function of the family in contemporary society. Opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and explorations will be provided. The course will also examine the nature and effect of social policies as they impact on socialisation. The implications of gender, class and ethnicity dimensions on families will be addressed. Social institutions such as education, religion, economy and government will be examined insofar as they impinge on and reflect changes in the role and form of contemporary family structures. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of government and economic policies and directions on services for young children and their families.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 Online
Semester 3, 2011 Online