ERIC Number: ED372148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Multicultural Issues in Child Care.
This volume focuses on cultural differences relevant to all child-care-giving settings, including day care, nursery, and preschool programs. Based on respect for cultural pluralism, this concise supplementary text is designed to increase caregiver sensitivity to different cultural child-care practices and values and to improve communication and understanding between the caregiver and parents. Daily caregiving routines and objectives are stressed throughout, emphasizing practical, immediate concerns, not just general principles or rules. Teaching antibias to infants has to do with the agreement the caregiver makes with each parent about the way to take care of and interact with the baby. Cultural values play a very important role in areas such as feeding, sleeping, and toilet training, and differences among groups should be respected, even if it is not always possible to accommodate them in a day-care setting. (SLD)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Background, Parents, Social Bias, Values
Mayfield Publishing Company, 1240 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A