ERIC Number: ED475300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society.
Copple, Carol, Ed.
As teachers encounter a wider variety of children and families than ever before, dealing with all the differences can be demanding. This book provides a collection of 45 readings reflecting the strong, continuing current of thoughtful work on teaching young children in a diverse society to help teachers and prospective teachers respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by classroom diversity. The readings are grouped into eight areas, each with a brief overview describing how all the pieces of the section fit together. The sections are: (1) "Teaching in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society"; (2) "Forging a Caring Classroom Community"; (3) "Building Relationships with All Families"; (4) "Regarding Social Class and Family Circumstances"; (5) "Promoting Gender Equity, Respecting Gender Differences"; (6) "Creating an Inclusive Classroom"; (7) "Educating in a Religiously Diverse World"; and (8) "Growing as Culturally Responsive Educators." Each of the articles contains references. The book concludes with a list of 116 additional publications, and questions for reflection and discussion, organized by section. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Gender Issues, Inclusive Schools, Language Minorities, Multicultural Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.