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ERIC Number: ED461425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Children in Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Families: A Supplementary Diversity Curriculum for the Training of Child Care Providers.
California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.
Because of increasing numbers of children from biracial/bi-ethnic families attending childcare programs and increasing awareness of cultural diversity, and in recognition of the connection between a child's success and his or her racial/ethnic self-esteem, this curriculum is intended to help childcare providers integrate activities and materials that focus specifically on biracial/bi-ethnic children into existing multicultural or other curricula. Facilitated discussions that promote the sharing of ideas and experiences are core elements of this curriculum. The training guide begins with a glossary of relevant terms, a rationale for creating a curriculum pertaining to biracial/bi-ethnic children, and suggestions for using the curriculum. The subsequent topic areas each include learning objectives, teaching methods or suggested activities, required materials, and additional information. A framework for presenting each topic area includes the use of videotapes, handouts, overhead transparencies, additional readings, and resources for further exploration. The topics presented in this curriculum are: (1) "Ages and Stages of Identity Development"; (2) "Identifying and Responding to the Unique Needs of Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Families"; (3) "Racial/Ethnic Labeling"; (4) "The Impact of Environmental Factors on Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children"; (5) "Ensuring Cultural Sensitivity in Child Care Programs for Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children"; and (6) "Integrating Materials and Activities on Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children into Existing Multicultural/Anti-Bias Curricula." The final section of the guide contains lists of resources for trainers: organizations, videotapes, multicultural/anti-bias curricula, Web site resources, and an annotated bibliography of 115 books for children of various ages, youth, and adults regarding racial/ethnic identity. (KB)
California Child Care Health Program, 1322 Webster Street, Suite 402, Oakland, CA 94612-3218. Tel: 510-839-1195; Fax: 510-839-0339; e-mail: For full text: http: //
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Child Development.
Authoring Institution: California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.