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ERIC Number: ED360103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Programs. Perspectives from ERIC/EECE: A Monograph Series, No. 3.
Treppte, Carmen; And Others
This document presents three papers on multicultural education in early childhood, followed by a selected ERIC bibliography on the same subject. The first paper, "Multicultural Approaches in Education: A German Experience," by Carmen Treppte, describes the development of Turkish Children and Mothers, a project designed to help preschoolers in the Ruhr Valley of Germany develop linguistic, motor, cognitive, and social abilities. The paper also describes various aspects of the project, including those that relate to maternal involvement, educational facilities, the needs of project participants, and cultural factors that should be considered when serving the ethnic Turkish minority that is adapting to German culture. In the second paper, "Culture, Schooling, and Education in a Democracy," Victoria R. Fu defines multiculturalism, draws distinctions between education and schooling, proposes a conceptual framework for implementing multicultural education, and examines Bronfenbrenner's and Vygotsky's concepts of development. The third paper, "Responsive Teaching: A Culturally Appropriate Approach," by Andrew J. Stremmel, explains responsive teaching, which involves the construction and negotiation of shared meaning or perspectives during interactions, and suggests ways to help early childhood teachers become more responsive in their interactions with children of various backgrounds. A reference list is provided with each paper. The bibliography that follows the papers contains 34 documents and 36 journal articles on multiculturalism in early childhood programs selected from a search of the ERIC database. Each item in the bibliography contains bibliographic information and an abstract of the document or article. (BC)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (Catalog No. 210, $12, plus $1.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Germany