ERIC Number: ED045214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Family Center, San Francisco, California: A Nursery School Providing a Multicultural Curriculum to Promote Racial Understanding and Acceptance. Model Programs--Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The Family Center is the direct outgrowth of Nurseries in Cross-Cultural Education (NICE) and is committed to the values of cross-cultural associations. Families approach the education of children 2 to 5 years as an intercultural preschool experience whose influence extends outward to the multi-ethnic neighborhood. Parents are encouraged to participate, interacting with the staff and each other during formal and informal sessions. The project staff offer a course on working with young children to interested mothers. Positive contributions stemming from this project are that the children involved seem to be developing without racial or class prejudice and the parents are more open-minded in accepting members of other socioeconomic and racial groups as friends. The materials and films developed may be useful to other projects whose aim is to develop cross-cultural understandings. Sources of more detailed information are provided for this program, specifically, and for Model Programs Childhood Education, in general. (Author/WY)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Intercultural Programs, Neighborhood Integration, Nursery Schools, Pamphlets, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Racial Relations
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.220:20132, $0.15)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Nurseries in Cross Cultural Education
Note: Booklet is one in a series of 34 descriptive booklets on childhood education programs prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December, 1970