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EDHD498G: Social Problems in Education; Cross-Cultural Approaches to Child Development and Poverty in the U.S. and Chile

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Credit Type: 
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

Global Classrooms SignatureThis course will help students gain a cross cultural understanding of child development and poverty in different contexts (U.S. and Chile). Through the use of technology, UMD students will interact directly with their peers in Chile.

This course is open to UMD and non-UMD undergraduate students. Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

  • EDHD498G: Special Problems in Education; Cross-cultural Approaches to Child Development and Poverty in the U.S. and Chile

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). 

Previous terms offered: Fall 2018

Dr. Natasha Cabrera received her Ph.D. in Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Denver and her MA degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Cabrera joined the University of Maryland faculty in 2002 and arrived with several years of experience as an SRCD Executive Branch Fellow with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Her current research topics include: father–child and mother–child relationships, predictors of adaptive and maladaptive parenting, children's social and emotional development in different types of families and cultural /ethnic groups, and, the mechanisms that link early experience to children’s later cognitive and social development. She has published in peer–reviewed journals on policy, methodology, theory and the implications of minority fathers’ and mothers’ parenting on children’s cognitive and social development. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, second edition (2012), and two co-edited volumes entitled Latina/o Child Psychology and Mental Health (2011). She won the National Council and Family Relations award for Best Research Article regarding men in families in 2009. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship. The application deadline is March 9, 2021!*

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 01/01/2021