ERIC Number: ED238512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Early Childhood Resource Guide.
Designed to provide teachers and administrators with a resource for integrating multicultural concepts into the standard early childhood program, this guide first reviews the value of programs such as Headstart and Followthrough, offers a philosophy of racial/ethnic pluralism, and states the purpose and objectives of this guide. Seven sections discuss the following topics in relation to multicultural considerations: (1) classroom and school ecology; (2) nonverbal communication in the classroom; (3) basic pupil characteristics; (4) how children learn; (5) suggestions for enriching instruction; (6) parent involvement; and (7) curriculum development. Instructions are provided for 22 multicultural activities structured to teach concepts, attitudes, and skills which may be lacking in the core curriculum. Suggestions for evaluating programs and activities are given along with guidelines for teaching in a multicultural setting. A 42-item annotated bibliography of multicultural resources is offered in addition to an 18-item annotated list of teaching materials available through the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. Concluding this guide are the names and addresses of 34 additional information sources. (EM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Enrichment, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modalities, Multicultural Education, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations.