ERIC Number: ED107368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnicity and Early Education. Catalog No. 128.
This article reviews the relationship between ethnicity and early academic success and examines the rationales of several ethnic groups for the education of their young children. An implication is made that "all" American children reflect cultural group diversity. It is recommended that early childhood educational programs should be available to all children and reflect their unique backgrounds and needs. Research is needed to identify the specific ethnic values that have served both in an historical and contemporary way to engender positive group identity. It is also necessary to discover effective methods of transmitting these values to young children in an early educational setting. Finally, a question is posed concerning the impact on the interpersonal relationships within the family that may result from the preschool child's participation in an ethnic-oriented learning environment. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Groups, Language Acquisition, Minority Groups, Nature Nurture Controversy, Self Concept, Social Class, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Identifiers - Location: United States