ERIC Number: ED399016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Child Care. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 9.
Vedder, Paul; And Others
In child care centers, parental involvement as well as staff sensitivity toward children and parents are essential for managing cultural diversity in a way that is beneficial for both migrant and indigenous families. Defining and improving the quality of center education from a multicultural perspective require discussions between staff and parents about educational goals and the means to achieve them. This monograph analyzes the state of multicultural education in child care centers, primarily in the Netherlands but also in other Western European nations. The issue of what multicultural education in these centers should look like is also discussed. In the Netherlands, the recent and rapid growth in the number of child care centers, together with the growing numbers of immigrant children visiting these centers, have given a strong impetus to concerns about the quality of center education from a multicultural perspective. History and models of multicultural institutional child care are discussed, together with recommendations for improving the relationship between staff and parents by way of consensus building. Contains 121 references. (MOK)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Cultural Awareness, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Models, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Children, Teacher Role, Teaching Models
Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-1-85359-307-9; hardback: ISBN-1-85359-308-7).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Denmark; France; Germany; Netherlands; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)