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Teaching young children in multicultural classrooms : issues, concepts, and strategies

Author: Wilma J Robles de Melendez; Vesna Beck
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive resource for practicing professionals who work with young children every day. It also provides practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma J Robles de Melendez; Vesna Beck
ISBN: 1418039411 9781418039417
OCLC Number: 64487098
Description: xvi, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations for Multicultural Education in Today's Early Childhood Classrooms : Facing the Reality of Diversity: The Intricate Nature of Our Society --
The United States --
A Nation of Contrasts --
School --
The Arena of Diversity and Action --
How Did We Become a Culturally Diverse Society? --
Pondering What We Have Examined --
The United States: a Kaleidoscope of People --
A Call for Action --
Points to Remember --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
The Nature of Culture, the Nature of People --
Culture, the Magic Web of Life --
A Myriad of Cultural Identities: the Essence of Cultural Diversity --
Talking About Race and Ethnicity --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Families in Our Classrooms: Many Ways, Many Voices --
Families, a Constant in Our Changing Society --
What Is a Family? --
Culture and the Family --
Diversity in Childrearing Practices --
The Family Structure --
The Challenge of Working with Different Families: Implications for Teachers --
Family Diversity: Implications for Teachers --
The Family, the Most Important Element in Our Lives --
Families, the Essence of Social Life --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Who Is the Child? Developmental Characteristics of Young Children --
Looking at Children: So Alike and Yet So Different --
Development: The Process of Becoming --
Socialization: Learning to Be with Others, Learning to Be Ourselves --
Social Learning Happens All Around Us --
Discovering That You Are Not Like Me --
Knowing the Child --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Exploring the Roots of Multicultural Education: Issues and Directions : Everything Started When ... Tracing the Beginnings of Multicultural Education --
Setting the Stage: We Believe in Children --
In Search of Educational Equality --
A Time Line of Multicultural Education --
The Road to Multicultural Education --
The Birth of Multicultural Education --
Linguistic Diversity: Another Descriptor of Multiculturalism --
The Road is Finally Laid --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Approaches to Multicultural Education: Ways and Designs for Classroom Implementation --
Time for Decisions --
Why Engage in Educational Reform --
Getting to Work --
Exploring Models and Approaches --
Models of Multicultural Education --
Reflecting on the Approaches for Multicultural Education --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Into Action: Implementing a Cultural Program for Children : The Classroom, Where Words Become Action --
Reaffirming the Decision to Teach Multiculturally --
Where Do We Start? --
Teachers are the Key to Successful Multicultural Education --
Becoming a Good Multicultural Early Educator --
Why Planning is so Important --
Knowing your Program --
What is Curriculum Content? --
Using Child Development Concepts --
Standards for Diverse Classrooms --
Making Decisions: What is Best for Multicultural Teaching? --
Discovering the Reality of Our Programs --
Putting Things Together --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Preparing to Bring Ideas into Action --
A Time for Ideas: Planning for Multicultural Teaching --
Designing a Child-Centered Curriculum --
Focus on the Environment --
Establishing the Content --
Assessment in Multicultural Classrooms --
Putting Everything Together --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Activities and Resources for Multicultural Teaching: A World of Possibilities! --
Building a Classroom for Our Multicultural Society --
Making the Best Use of Teaching Environements --
A Classroom for Teaching and Learning About Diversity --
What Do We Find in the Classroom --
Guidelines for a Multicultural Classroom --
Preparing to Design Activities for the Classroom --
Planning for Multiple Perspective Learning --
The Stage Is Set! --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
A World of Resources: Involving Families, Friends, and the Community --
Working Together: The Essence of a Child's Success --
Involving Everyone in the Family --
At Home: Where the Self Begins, Where We Become --
The School Neighborhood and the Community --
Communication: The Road to Positive Relationships --
Ideas for Planning Activities with Families --
What Lies Ahead? --
Before We End, a Word to the Reader --
Things to Do --
Your Standards Portfolio --
Organizations and Advocates for Parents and Families --
Children's Literature Corner --
References --
Appendix A- Children's Books --
Appendix B --
Organizations that Support Multiculturalism and Diversity --
Appendix C --
Developing Multicultural Awareness: Sample Activities --
Appendix D --
Patterns of Persona Dolls --
Appendix E --
Learning about the Islands --
Appendix F --
Island Stick Puppets --
Appendix G --
Planning for Cultural Diversity: Developing a Class Profile.
Responsibility: Wilma Robles de Meléndez & Vesna Beck.
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