ERIC Number: ED372130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Educating Young Children in a Diverse Society.
King, Edith W.; And Others
This text aims to provide information, strategies, techniques, innovative ideas, and encouragement for teachers, administrators, and parents in implementing a diversity perspective to education for children ages 3 to 8 years. Major focuses are on ethnic, gender, and social-class differences, but issues related to special needs children, including the disabled, are not ignored. An introductory chapter considers some basic concerns in diversity education. Chapter 2 focuses on the importance of viewing multicultural education from the perspective of diversity and reports on a study of bilingual education in an early childhood classroom. Chapter 3 considers the importance of developmentally appropriate practices, and Chapter 4 explores historical and theoretical views of multicultural education. Chapter 5 highlights the importance of ethnic, social-class, and gender identity, and leads the way to the examination of culture in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 concentrates on gender awareness. Chapter 8 presents a sociological view of the young child, and Chapter 9 considers the importance of research and evaluation in the teaching of young children. The final chapter examines what the education of young children must accomplish. References follow each chapter. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Multicultural Education, Sex Differences, Social Class, Sociology, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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