ERIC Number: ED431546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Selecting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials: Suggestions for Service Providers. ERIC Digest.
Santos, Rosa Milagros; Reese, Debbie
The population of the United States is growing more culturally diverse each year, and this diversity is clearly evident among families with young children; however, individuals who work in early childhood programs are not as diverse as those they serve. Moreover, many early childhood professionals have little preparation for working with families from a wide range of cultures and linguistic backgrounds. Even among interculturally competent service providers and teachers, choosing materials to distribute to families is sometimes difficult. This Digest focuses on how to identify and select culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for parents and family members. The Digest suggests that service providers get to know their own culture and the culture and people they serve. The Digest also discusses ways to determine the strengths and limitations of specific materials, assess translated materials, and adapt materials. (LPP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.