Fatemeh Zarghami

Associate Professor
Office: EB B126
Office Hours: MWF 11-1, T TH 9-10, 3-4
320-255-2006 Office
320-202-0908 Fax
fzarghami@stcloudstate.edu

Fatemeh Zarghami: serves as an Assistant Professor in the department of Child and Family studies in St. Cloud State University. She also served as a program evaluator for the St. Cloud school district, and St. Cloud State University for the Rural Integration Technology Education projects (RITE Federally founded Project). She received her B.S. degree in child Psychology and M.S. degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling, and Ph.D. in Family Studies from Iowa State University. She has taught courses (through ITV and WebCT) in human development, child psychology, parenting education, measurement and evaluation, statistics, and advanced educational research methods, at Alzahra University, William Penn University, and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Her dissertation focus was on distance education (Interactive Televised Education) as one of the most effective way of teaching diverse learners at the different locations. Her research interests include Early childhood Assessment issues, application of technology in educational contexts, distance education and program evaluation.

Course Descriptions:

CFS 200: Introduction to Education
Children and family, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teachers education knowledge base, and contemporary issues.

CFS 220: Introduction to Parents and Children
This course will study the interactive parent-child relations from infancy through adulthood and the internal and environmental forces, which have an impact upon family dynamics. Child development, parent development, the co-relationship between mothers and fathers and their children in the developing years. Traits and characteristics of healthy families.

CFS 260: Children in the Changing World
Social changes, including the relationship between women and men, and its impact on childhood. Childhood in U.S. ethnic group and in non-western cultures. Implications for those working with children in educational, social services, health care.

CFS 408: Authentic Assessment for Infants and Young Children
In this course students will develop understanding from authentic assessment strategies for infants, toddlers, and young children with and without disabilities through theory and practice. These strategies include observation, play-based assessment, and portfolio to link assessment to appropriate intervention.

CFS 422: Family Studies: Parent Involvement
Diverse families and their development including families with children with disabilities. Current issues impacting families. Communication strategies and parent partnerships. Needs of families and resources. Strategies foe family involvement.

CFS 621: Advanced Child Development Research
This course will provide opportunities for students to develop skills and abilities to relate to scientific research focusing on family studies, child development and presentation of descriptive and empirical data. Approaches, methods and techniques of research are considered through lecture, electronic presentation, discussion, and group participation.

EDAD 680: Introduction to Research in EDAD
In this course students will develop understanding of the types of research and appropriate applications to educational management and leadership; locating, interpreting, and applying research to problems in school administration; identification, evaluation and use of data sources; application of administrative research design to educational management problems.

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