ERIC Number: ED382387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
This report outlines 10 multicultural principles for Head Start preschool programs and ancillary services. It asserts that Head Start programming should: (1) treat every child as an individual; (2) represent the cultural groups in the community; (3) emphasize accurate information about cultural groups and discard stereotypes; (4) address cultural relevance in making curriculum choices; (5) allow individuals to retain their cultural identity; (6) provide for native language instruction and the acquisition of English for children with limited English ability; (7) have staff that reflect the culture of the community and families served; (8) allow children to develop respect for and understanding of other cultures; (9) examine and challenge institutional and personal biases; and (10) ensure that culturally relevant and diverse programming and practices are incorporated in all components and services. (MDM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Identifiers: Project Head Start