ERIC Number: ED223316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Racial Prejudice in Young Children: A Case for Multicultural Education.
Sciara, Frank J.; Cunningham, Deborah
Through this review of several research studies, racial prejudice in young children is documented and the need is addressed for establishing a multicultural education program beginning with preschool children. A schema and a supporting rationale for such a multicultural program are stated in order to provide a direction for planners, and curriculum ideas are proposed. In addition, the approach described applies a multicultural emphasis to those kinds of activities and experiences normally found in most good preschool programs. It is recommended that, along with the provision of activities with a multicultural emphasis, young children's natural developmental curiosity and tendency toward exploration be used in an effort to help them develop a realistic and positive self-identity as well as the ability to accept others. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (Indianapolis, IN, October 1, 1982).