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Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
Families in a diverse society
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  • 1. Children and Families in a Diverse Society<br />Families in Our Classrooms<br />Developmental Characteristics of Young Children in a Diverse Society<br />Dr. Francisco J. Brizuela
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  • 2. What is Family?<br />Traditional Beliefs<br /> Mom, Dad, and the children<br />Non-Traditional<br /> Single parent, friends, same-sex parents, etc<br />
  • 3. Who is in your family?<br />Our children are always happy and proud to respond these questions. Are we ready to understand and accept their responses?<br />My family is comprised of…<br />I think my family is traditional/nontraditional because…<br />What makes my family unique is..<br />
  • 4. Functions and Roles of the Family<br />Our society needs families<br />Families play a very important role in societies<br />Myth: <br />Troubled youth always come for dysfunctional families<br />Successful youth only come from well-structured, traditional families <br />Brizuela, 2011<br />
  • 5. Family Roles<br />Provide love and nurturance to their members<br />Keep people together<br />Meet the basic need of their members<br />Provide role models for their younger members<br />Support each other<br />Model problem-solving skills to their members<br />Establish a sense of cultural diversity<br />Model how to live in a social group<br />Robles and Beck, 2010<br />
  • 6. Family Models<br />Robles and Neck, 2010<br />
  • 7. Problems Facing the American Families<br />Homeless families<br />Unemployment<br />Immigrant Status<br />Educational systems<br />Diversity<br />Other<br />
  • 8. Early Childhood Development<br />It is an integrated and coherent process experience by all individuals (Robles and Beck, 2010)<br />We must be capable of providing our children with developmentally appropriate learning experiences<br />The learning experiences must be meaningful and relevant to your students’ own ethnic, cultural, religious backgrounds<br />
  • 9. Key Elements of Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate PracticesRobles &amp; Beck, 2010<br />Universal Development Patterns<br />Individual Development<br />Social and Cultural Experiences<br />
  • 10. How do Our Children Socialize?<br />Robles &amp; Beck, 2010<br />
  • 11. Cited References<br />Robles de Melendez, W and Beck, V. (2010). Teaching young children in multicultural classrooms: Issues, concepts, and strategies. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning<br />

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