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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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Liu, Ping – Childhood Education, 2003
Examined an e-mail pen pal project between a second-grade classroom in the United States and one in China. Found that the project engaged students in learning through social interaction that enabled them to learn about a culture other than their own. Also found that the project enhanced students' social, cognitive, and linguistic skills, and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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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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Marshall, Carol Sue – Childhood Education, 1998
Providing accurate, authentic information about the differences among children encountered in the classroom every day is important to the process to explore diversity with children. Children's picture books can serve as one vehicle for bridging the gap as teachers attempt to open communication and foster environments of understanding and respect.…
Descriptors: Bias, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness