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ERIC Number: ED340815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 366
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55839-126-5
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.