ERIC Number: ED309863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Readings on Multicultural Learning in Early Childhood Education.
Swick, Kevin J., Ed.
This document presents eight scholarly articles on the multicultural milieu in which children grow and develop. Readings address the following questions: (1) What is culture and how is it formed? (2) How do people develop their cultural orientation? (3) What are some major insights about culture that are critical to the early childhood educator's understanding of learning and development? (4) What roles are important for an effective leader in terms of supporting the development of a multicultural orientation in staff, children, and parents? (5) How can parents be guided toward becoming effective multicultural models for their children? (6) How can teachers improve their cultural sensitivity to the diverse needs of children and families? (7) What are some key multicultural considerations in the development of language and reading programs for young children? (8) What are some educationally and developmentally appropriate strategies for facilitating language development in culturally diverse children? and (9) How can play be used to foster multicultural attitudes and skills in children. Over 125 references are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Infants, Multicultural Education, Parent Role, Play, Preschool Children, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Toddlers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Association on Children Under Six, Little Rock, AR.