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Diversity in early care and education : honoring differences

Author: Janet Gonzalez-Mena
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
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Diversity in Early Care and Education explores the rich diversity encountered in programs and environments for chidlren, ages birth to 8, including those serving children with special needs.
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Gonzalez-Mena, Janet.
Diversity in early care and education.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2008
(OCoLC)608209642
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Gonzalez-Mena
ISBN: 9780073525860 0073525863
OCLC Number: 77830337
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Perceiving and responding to differences --
Focus questions --
Culture is unconscious --
A narrow view --
What are the effects of being ignored? --
Broadening the view --
Cultural pluralism --
Cultural pluralism and early care and education programs --
Babies are raised to be members of their cultures --
Synchrony is important --
Misunderstandings --
More examples of cultural differences --
"Let's figure this out" --
A contrast in values --
Differing perspectives on dependence --
Focus on themes and tends --
Transformative education --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
2. Communicating across cultures --
Focus questions --
Interpreting the meaning of behavior --
The importance of teachers understanding cross-cultural communication --
Learning to communicate across cultures --
Personal space --
Smiling --
Eye contact --
Touch --
Silence --
Time concepts --
The influence of teachers' attitudes on their learning --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
3. Working with diversity issues --
Focus questions --
Examples of cultural conflicts --
Conflicting definitions and goals --
An example of better teacher-parent communication --
Five outcomes to cultural conflicts --
Resolution through negotiation resulting in compromise --
Ongoing management of the unresolved conflict --
Teacher education --
Parent education --
Mutual education --
Should teachers ever convince parents to change? --
Parent education and teacher education --
A process called RERUN for working with diversity issues --
Suggestions for approaching cultural conflicts --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
4. A framework for understanding differences --
Focus questions --
What's an individualist and what's a collectivist? --
Eating and sleeping : two contrasting patterns --
Pattern one : schedules --
Pattern two : natural rhythms --
More diversity issues around feeding and eating --
Dealing with a conflict by creating a dialogue --
Varying perspectives on early self-feeding --
Taking responsibility for the amount that a child eats --
Suggestions for resolving conflicts over eating and sleeping --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
5. Attachment and separation --
Focus questions --
Comparing babies in two families --
Baby A --
Baby B --
A theme in attachment : cutting or not cutting the apron strings --
The influence of life threats on the attachment process --
Parent behaviors --
Separating survival practices from cultural values --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
6. Differing perspectives on learning through play --
Focus questions --
Adult attitudes toward play are influenced by culture --
Babies playing --
Adult reactions to the amount of stimulation in the scene --
Cultural differences related to stimulation --
Preschoolers playing --
Adult reactions to this scene --
Themes reflected by the comments --
People versus object orientation --
Choice --
Adult role --
Emphasis on words versus nonverbal communication --
Defusing a cross-cultural encounter --
An example of a cross-cultural encounter --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes --
7. Socialization, guidance, and discipline --
Focus questions --
Differing goals of socialization : stand out or fit in --
The socialization process --
Sample conflicts --
Other areas of conflict --
Guidance and discipline --
Internalized versus externalized controls --
Time-out --
Physical punishment --
Power and authority --
Learning to read indirect communication --
Summary --
For further reading --
Notes.
Responsibility: Janet Gonzalez-Mena.
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