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ERIC Number: EJ794866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Teaching Respect for Cultural Diversity in Australian Early Childhood Programs: A Challenge for Professional Learning
MacNaughton, Glenda; Hughes, Patrick
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v5 n2 p189-204 2007
Early childhood teachers in Victoria, Australia face increasing cultural and "racial" diversity among the children and families with whom they work. A small-scale exploratory study found that many teachers were uncertain about how best to respond to such diversity and a mismatch between social expectations that teachers would encourage children to respect cultural diversity and teachers' practice. These findings suggest strongly that the "one-off" isolated session that is the dominant form of professional training in the Australian early childhood field has been ineffective in promoting respect for diversity amongst teachers. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia