ERIC Number: ED175538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Teacher Training Manual.
Saint Patrick's Day Care Center, San Francisco, CA.
This Teacher Training Manual describes a project which developed and implemented a two semster series of workshops accompanied by field work experience to provide early childhood education teachers with the necessary skills to plan a multicultural program. The first part of the manual describes the project. Included are the Workshop Facilitator Questionnaire, project objectives, a calendar of events, descriptions of workshop content and field work assignments and evaluation methods. The model for a multicultural curriculum for early childhood education comprises the second half of the manual. Discussed are the initial planning process, how to develop a multicultural environment, the goals and objectives of curriculum development, how to organize an early childhood multiethnic curriculum using a thematic approach, the need to use community and parent resources, parent staff relationships and how to evaluate the curriculum. As an example of the thematic approach curriculum, a monthly schedule of activities and sample lesson plans for a unit on work are provided. The manual concludes with a bibliography of recommended readings. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Teacher Workshops
St. Patrick's Day Care Center, 366 Clementina Street, San Francisco, California 94103 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Patrick's Day Care Center, San Francisco, CA.