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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Childhood Education, 2012
Parent-educator partnerships are an important element of effective early childhood, K-12, and special education programs (Dunst, Trivette, & Snyder, 2000; Tabors, 2008). While early childhood and other classrooms in the United States are increasingly diverse, the teachers in those classrooms are unlikely to be of the same linguistic or cultural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Immigrants, Kindergarten, Cultural Background
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Van Camp, Sara S. – Childhood Education, 1982
Suggests that kindergarten teachers should once a week bring to class a news photograph which they can discuss with the children. Such an exercise can be used to create among the children a wider awareness of the world and to counter their tendency to focus exclusively on the self. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Egocentrism, Kindergarten, Primary Education
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Williams, Leslie R. – Childhood Education, 1989
Maintains that full-day kindergarten programs can derive at least part of their curriculum from the diverse gifts of social and cultural knowledge that children bring to the classroom. Includes a description of a kindergarten class that explored the topic of grandparents. (BB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Grandparents, Kindergarten
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Myers, Michal Elaine; Myers, Barbara Kimes – Childhood Education, 2002
Addresses holidays in the curriculum and concerns raised for educators about how to be inclusive and recognize students' different cultures. Presents a sample approach to exploring holidays in the classroom, including techniques for brainstorming, celebration activities, children's individual experiences, expanding experiences, engaging families,…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences