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ERIC Number: EJ878429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Making African American Culture and History Central to Early Childhood Teaching and Learning
Boutte, Gloria Swindler; Strickland, Jennifer
Journal of Negro Education, v77 n2 p131-142 Spr 2008
This article provides a conceptualization for including African and African American history in early childhood classrooms. An example of a kindergarten teacher's efforts to counter negative depictions and frequently omitted information in her classroom is shared. While many early childhood educators avoid discussions of history because the content is considered to be too abstract, this article suggests that the children's backgrounds, the context, and teaching strategies used affect children's understanding of the information. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A