ERIC Number: ED238560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Understanding the Multicultural Experience in Early Childhood Education.
Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.
Chapters in this book are organized into sections devoted to (1) the nature of multiculturalism in children, (2) educational practices and materials, and (3) issues in preparing early childhood educators. The first four chapters in section 1 focus, respectively, on Mexican-American culture; the roots, culture, and learning styles of Black children; the use of the American Indian oral tradition with young children; and early education for Asian-American children. The fifth chapter in this first section discusses research findings concerning second language acquisition in early childhood. Chapters in section 2 explore classroom methods and materials for multicultural education, provide examples of racism and sexism in children's literature, suggest ways of counteracting racial and sex bias, and offer guidelines for successfully involving parents and the community in multicultural programs. Preparing teachers for multicultural classrooms and the role of educational institutions in human services delivery are discussed in section 3. (RH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Style, Community Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Puerto Ricans, Racial Bias, School Role, Second Language Learning, Sex Bias, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 (NAEYC Publication #125, $5.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.