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ERIC Number: ED312056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Cultural Societies: Early Childhood Education and Care. Summary Report and Conclusions of an International Seminar (Granada, Spain, June 6-15, 1984).
Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
The Bernard van Leer Foundation's seminar on early childhood education and care in multicultural societies brought together 31 project leaders and independent specialists from 19 countries for a consideration of common problems of multicultural education. Participants were selected for their expertise in working with minorities and migrants in early childhood care and education. Outstanding educators outside of the Foundation's network were invited in an effort to broaden participants' field of reference. This document's summary report and conclusion consist of 80 concisely addressed topics. The document is organized around four general categories: (1) the process of building on the cultural resources available from the cultural pluralism of modern society; (2) the roles of the family and the community in forming the young child; (3) bilingual and bicultural education in the classroom; and (4) the process of strengthening the community's capacity for the education of the child. Concluding remarks focus on the debate on multicultural education, motivation to learn, repressive aspects of a monocultural or nominally multicultural learning environment, student drop-out, teacher job satisfaction, collaboration between home and school, objectives of multicultural education, multicultural early childhood education, use of indigenous resources, and the aim of equitable institutional access. (RH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Community Role, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources, Family Role, Global Approach, Multicultural Education, Program Development, Seminars, Socialization, Young Children
Bernard van Leer Foundation, P.O. Box 82334, 2508 EH, The Hague (Netherlands) (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Note: Seminar supported by the Fundacion General Mediterranea.