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ERIC Number: EJ891670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Celebrating Diversity in Early Care and Education Settings: Moving beyond the Margins
Durand, Tina M.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n7 p835-848 Aug 2010
As the USA continues to live up to its historical reputation as a nation of immigrants, early childhood professionals are increasingly faced with the challenge of supporting children and families from diverse cultural milieu. However, to truly celebrate diversity in early childhood settings, early childhood teachers and caregivers must engage in a careful examination of their own cultural biases and assumptions, and be willing to consider differences not as deficient but as potential sources of strength. In short, providing care and education in which "all" children can thrive requires moving diversity out of the margins of the curriculum, and infusing principles of diversity, equity and social justice into our teaching and our interactions with children and families. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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