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ERIC Number: ED544650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Early Childhood Teachers for Multicultural Classrooms. FPG Snapshot. Number 58. September 2009
FPG Child Development Institute
Today's early childhood classrooms reflect the nation's changing cultural mosaic. With each new school year, teachers likely will encounter more and more children from backgrounds different from their own. The changing face of the American classroom reflects the progressive integration of race, religion, physical ability, and language. Early childhood teacher preparation programs have responded differently to this critical issue, in part because they operate in different conditions. A recent FPG study examined the impact of geographical contexts, institutional characteristics and program characteristics on cultural and linguistic diversity coursework and practica requirements in 416 Bachelor's degree programs that prepare early childhood teachers. The key findings are presented in this document.
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute