ERIC Number: ED434080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Enhancing Intercultural Competence: Begin with the Family.
To increase intercultural competence, early childhood educators must think globally and act locally, providing their young students with an awareness of different cultures. Teachers can begin and continue the process of teaching intercultural competence by focusing on the family unit. This focus should include four steps: (1) promoting advocacy (examining one's own biases, recognizing different family structures, and undoing biases); (2) maintaining steadfastness (examining and focusing on the various aspects of family diversity on an ongoing basis); (3) utilizing visuals (such as pictures from publications, family photographs, videos, and real objects); and (4) tapping varied resources (including local libraries, bookstores, the Internet, and computer software). (Contains 11 references.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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