ERIC Number: ED230009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Planning for a Culturally Sensitive Program in the Preschool Setting.
Glimps, Blanche E.; Hicks, Joy
Approaches for serving culturally different handicapped children in the schools are considered. The importance of focusing on human diversity, beginning in the early grades, is emphasized. Teaching competencies needed to promote understanding and acceptance of such diversity are described, including skills in assessment, communication with parents, and appropriate teaching methods. Basic goals of programs serving culturally diverse children are listed, including the need to expand program content to reflect the cultural variety of the population, to acknowledge the historical exclusion of the culturally different, and to recognize qualities shared by various cultures as well as differences. An annotated list of approximately 25 culturally relevant curriculum materials is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983). For a related document, see ED 222 006.