ERIC Number: ED348157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Roots & Wings: A Trainer's Guide to Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs.
This trainer's guide describes a workshop that helps teachers implement the multicultural curriculum described in a companion text "Roots & Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs." Introductory sections of the guide discuss the importance of multicultural education, the use of an active learning approach in training teachers to implement multicultural education, and the role of the teacher trainer in a multicultural education workshop. The bulk of the guide outlines the 11 workshop sessions. Sessions cover: (1) introductory material; (2) a definition of multicultural education; (3) teachers' racial awareness; (4) actions to take and avoid in the implementation of a multicultural curriculum; (5) classrooms that support cultural diversity; (6) development of a multicultural curriculum; (7) activities for teaching multicultural awareness; (8) the holidays and celebrations of people of various cultures and ethnicities; (9) children's perspectives of race; (10) culturally responsive child care; and (11) discussions with children on the topic of cultural differences. Workshop sessions typically follow a format of presentation of a problem and its social context; critical reflection; practical application; journal writing; the use of affirmative statements relating to the problem; and additional activities. A total of 47 handouts are included throughout the individual lessons. A 42-item bibliography is appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Holidays, Inservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Teachers
Gryphon House, P.O. Box 275, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Active Learning; Curriculum Implementation