ERIC Number: ED375931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Implementation, in a Child Care Setting, of Multicultural Awareness Training for Teachers of 2 Year Olds.
A training program was implemented for teachers to increase the quality and quantity of developmentally appropriate multicultural education for 2-year-olds at a child care center in which the children and teachers were predominantly Euro-American. The 10-week training program used readings, videos, discussions, and guided imagery to: (1) raise teacher consciousness about how cultural values and ethnic perspectives affect teaching style and content; (2) to improve each teacher's ability to devise and deliver a multicultural curriculum; and (3) to increase teacher understanding of how 2-year-olds arrive at racial awareness, attitude, and identity. Program outcomes were evaluated using pre- and post-training questionnaires, teacher and parent surveys, ratings of classroom environments, and journal entries. Results indicated that teachers' awareness of their attitudes toward race increased, and classroom environments underwent significant change. (Thirty-one appendices include staff and children descriptions, rating scales and teacher responses, surveys and journal excerpts, lesson plans, and classroom photographs. Contains 32 references.) (TM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Child Caregivers, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Inservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Racial Attitudes, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Toddlers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University. Handwritten portions of the document may not reproduce well.