Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms Issues, Concepts, and Strategies

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Book details

List price: $285.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Wilma Robles de Melendez, Ph.D. works for Nova Southeastern University and has been a professor of early childhood education for over two decades. She has written and published several articles in education journals as well as another text for Delmar Learning; Teaching Social Studies in Early Education.

Vesna Ostertag Beck, Ed.D., is a professor at Nova Southeastern University where she is a professor of early childhood education and has been working in the field for over two decades. Vesna has written and published several articles in educational journals, and is the co-author of Teaching Social Studies in Early Education.

Preface
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 Place of Diversity and Action
How Did We Become a Culturally Diverse Society?
The United States: A Kaleidoscope of People
Pondering What We Have Examined
A Call for Action
Creating Your Standards Portfolio
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
The Nature of Culture, the Nature of People
Culture, the Magic Web of Life
Discovering the Cultures of Children
A Myriad of Cultural Identities: The Essence of Cultural Diversity
Talking About Race and Ethnicity
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
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 Child-Rearing Practices
The Family Structure
Working with Diverse Families: Challenges and Opportunities
Family Diversity: Implications for Teachers
Successful Families
The Family-The Most Important Element in Our Lives
Our Classrooms, the Mirror of the Children's Families
Families-The Essence of Social and Cultural Life
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
Who Is the Child? Developmental Characteristics of Young Children in a Diverse Society
Looking at Children: So Alike and Yet So Different
Development: The Process of Becoming
Socialization: Learning to Be with Others, Learning to Be Ourselves
Discovering That You Are Not Like Me
Knowing the Child
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
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
Looking Back Through Time
A Time Line for Multicultural Education
The Road to Multicultural Education
The Birth of Multicultural Education
The Road Is Finally Laid
Moving Ahead
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
Approaches to Multicultural Education: Ways and Designs for Classroom Implementation
Time for Decisions
Why Engage in Educational Reform?
Getting to Work
Exploring Approaches and Models
Models of Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Multicultural Approaches
Reflecting on the Approaches for Multicultural Education
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
Into Action: Implementing a Culturally Appropriate Program for All Children
The Classroom, Where Words Become Action
Reaffirming the Decision to Teach Multiculturally
Teachers Are the Key to Successful Multicultural Education
Why Planning Is So Important
Knowing Your Program
What Is Curriculum Content in Early Childhood Education?
Standards for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
Making Decisions: What Is Best for Multicultural Teaching?
Putting Things Together
Setting Directions
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
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
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
Activities and Resources for Multicultural Teaching: A World of Possibilities!
Building a Classroom for Our Multicultural Society
Making the Best Use of Teaching Environments
A Classroom for Teaching and Learning About Diversity
What We Find in the Classroom
Guidelines for a Multicultural Classroom Environment
Preparing to Design Activities for the Classroom-Ideas in Action
The Stage Is Set!
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
References
A World of Resources: Engaging Families, Friends, and the Community
Working Together: The Essence of a Child's Success
Changing Communities, Changing Realities
Defining Family Involvement
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
What We Have Learned-Chapter Summary
Things to Do ...
Recommended Internet Resources
Your Standards Portfolio
Organizations and Advocates for Parents and Families
References
Appendices
Recommended List of Selected Multicultural Children's Books
Organizations That Support Multiculturalism and Diversity
Developing Multicultural Awareness: Sample Activities
Island Stick Puppets
Planning for Cultural Diversity: Developing a Class Profile
Glossary
Index

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