Short Title:Childhood and Social Policy
Full Title:Childhood and Social Policy
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:This module will introduce students to the discipline of social policy, with a particular focus on the Irish context of policy provision. Students will be introduced to the historical development of early childhood in Ireland and the key concepts in social policy including a focus on theoretical principals influencing social services. The influence of the Irish political, economic, cultural and social context and workings of the administrative systems will be emphasised. The module will examine the social policy background against which services for children and their families are framed and have developed in Ireland. Particular attention will be paid to the development of social policy structures and provision in the areas of early childhood care and education/education, health, housing, and family support including income maintenance, with a focus on the key issues and debates emerging in each of these areas. Key policy developments and debates nationally and internationally within early childhood care and education will also be examined.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Trace the emergence and development of Irish social policy with reference to Early Childhood Care and Education from its origins to contemporary times.
LO2 Explain key theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in welfare provision including welfare ideologies
LO3 Discuss the structure and provision of key social services in the Irish context, with a focus on early childhood care and education/education, health, housing and family support including income maintenance.
LO4 Identify past, current and emerging developments within the early childhood care and education sector.
LO5 Analyse how policy and legislative developments both reflect and are shaped by national and international influences and our conceptions of childhood
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation n/a 3,4,5 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Hayes, N., Bradley, S 2009, Rights by children: Rights Based Approaches to Policy Making in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Case of Ireland, CSER DIT Ireland
  • Dukelow, F.,Considine, M. 2017, Irish Social Policy (second Edition), Policy Press [ISBN: 1447329627]
  • Hayes, N., Children's Rights - Whose Right? A Review of Child Policy Development in Ireland, Policy Institute Dublin [ISBN: 1902585070]
  • MhathĂșna, M.M., Taylor, M. 2012, Early Childhood Education and Care, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717153244]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Oudenhoven, N. J. A., Wazir, R. 2006, Newly Emerging Needs of Children, Garant Netherlands [ISBN: 9044119133]
  • Urban, M., Lazzari, A., Vandenbroeck, M., Peeters,J., Laere, K. 2011, CoRe:Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care, EU Commission Brussels
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 4 Mandatory