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ERIC Number: EJ1055671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Start with Us! Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Preschool Classroom
Durden, Tonia R.; Escalante, Elsita; Blitch, Kimberly
Early Childhood Education Journal, v43 n3 p223-232 May 2015
Using an ethnographic case study approach, we examined how teachers and parents within an ethnically diverse early childhood program conceptualized and implemented culturally relevant pedagogy and how these primary caregivers were encouraging children's socio-cultural development and awareness. Data sources included questionnaires, interview transcripts, and observational field notes (classroom and community). Findings suggest there were multiple strategies and resources teachers used to facilitate the socio-cultural growth of young children indicative of culturally relevant practices. However, we discovered there were mediating factors that impacted how and whether teachers were able to implement culturally relevant pedagogy in the early childhood classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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