ERIC Number: ED340815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Children of the Rainbow: Implementing A Multicultural Kindergarten Curriculum.
New York City Board of Education, NY.
This document is a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing a multicultural kindergarten curriculum in New York City's (New York) public schools via planned, developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The guide contains the following 15 sections: (1) "Introduction," which outlines the program and its philosophy; (2) "First Days," which offers strategies for a smooth start to the school year; (3) "Parent Involvement," which discusses the vital home/school partnership and specific recommendations; (4) "Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language," which offers data on the limited English child and strategies for teaching English as a Second Language; (5) "Creating a Learning Environment," which offers guidance in organizing the learning center approach; (6)"Enriching the Curriculum," which describes the whole language methodology, trip experiences, and effective use of computers in the classroom; (7) "A Multicultural Sampler," which offers culturally and linguistically diverse musical and literary materials; (8) "The Interactive Teacher," which explores the teacher's role; (9) "The Thematic Approach," which provides guidelines and a comprehensive flow chart; (10) "Partners in Learning," which provides appropriate shared responsibilities and an administrator guide; (11) "Looking at Today's Children," which describes current societal pressures and problems and suggests appropriate action; (12) "Assessment," which outlines informal and formal assessment procedures and includes sample checklists; (13) "Current Issues," which considers contemporary educational thinking; (14) "Developmental Skills in the Curriculum Areas," which outlines expected skills and understandings appropriate to curriculum content on the kindergarten level; and (15) "Bibliography/Teacher Resources," which offers a 466-item bibliography. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Educational Theories, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.