Edu 188 Issues in Early childhood Education Franchesca Thomas & Kurt Kwnaujoks
Will classroom Will classroon reflect whoreflect who she is? he is?
A setting that includes and serves individuals from many cultures. Cultural program would include staff,meals,caregiving practices, and curriculum content that reflects many cultures Multicultural defined in a social political context, is a process of comprehensive school reform and basic education for all students. It challenges and rejects racism and other forms of discrimination.
Multicultural Multicultural education is education is antiracist education education for social Multicultural justice education is basic Multicultural education education is a Multicultural process education is for all Multicultural students education is critical Multicultural pedagogy education is pervasive
Minimize and heal damage to children’s sense of self that results from racism Minimize the development of prejudice and increase children’s ability to function cross culturally. foster children’s cultural identity and home languages Teach children how to think critically to recognize discrimination and work together to challenge injustice.
Begins with knowing, respecting, and setting high expectations for each child in your classroom Involves working with parents and adapting caregiving practices to complement the form of caregiving used in the child’s home. It means exposing children to other cultures. It means providing a classroom that includes material depicting people from many different places doing many different things.
An idea, or concept An educational reform moment A process Multicultural Education 3 things
Encourages a true sense of self Promotes healthy development Prepares children for the future Prevents isolation Discourages denial and fear of differences
Children deserve to know the truth about themselves, the real-world , and the people in it. Children have the right to feel proud about themselves, to learn to be courageous and not to feel like victims Children are entitled to cultural heritage , a strong positive cultural identity, and home language.
during the early years children acquire a self –concept, build their self-esteem, become aware of family and community,
Multicultural education is important because teachers must prepare children to live in today’s diverse society. By 2020 , children of color will make up 46% of school-aged children in the United States.
Do you agree with the last statement why are why not?
“ growing up in a community where everyone is the same can give children the false impression that everyone is alike. Children in monoculture communities and in a monoculture early childhood programs can grow up not knowing about other cultures , without developing a sensitivity to life experiences Do u agree with the above statements ? explain
Children in monoculture environments risk growing up denying or being afraid of differences among them. An early childhood that does not provide multicultural education encourages denial and teaches children narrow view of the world. Do you agree with the above statements ? Why or Why not?
Is IS not Political correctness A moral conviction to help all A trend or fad Ignoring or devaluing differences children foster their fullest Only for children of color potential For all children a way to embrace and value cultural diversity within the United States Relevant to all ages and areas of educationP 129 P 129
1. Human Relations2. Single- group studies3. Multicultural education4. Anti-bias education5. Culturally Education6. Culturally relevant anti-bias education Types of Multicultural Education 6 types
Focuses on teaching children how to make and maintain good relationships with children of different ethnic groups Denies racial and cultural differences “dominant culture” or” color- blinded approach’ GOALS SELF-AWARENESS POSITIVE SELF –ESTEEM COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND SOCIAL SKILLS
Approach is based on the Learning about historical influences, cultural patterns, belief that knowing oneself is current cultural issues that the beginning of influence or affect the culture understanding and accepting others Specially popular at the college level Teach appreciation of one’s own culture , to raise culture awareness, and to encourage people to take action on behalf of their people
Food Festival Folk tales fun In Early Childhood the Single - Group Study 4 F’s
Global awareness Appreciation of other cultures Learn about other cultures Single –group study GOALS
This approach advocates
America is like a “tossedsalad "and that the strength ofour society comes from diversity
Recognize and respect Use skin tone media human similarities and Read stores in more differences than one languages Develop skills for living in a diverse society Goals Activities
Focuses on changing inequality and the source of stereotype Built on the belief that if the structures change, peoples attitude will follow Classrooms attempt to model democracy Skills are taught in individual and group problem solving and critical thinking skills. Provided in taking social action.
Foster self –identity Foster, comfortable ,empathetic interaction with diverse people, foster critical thinking about bias, stand up for oneself and others in the face of bias Anti- Bias Education Goals
Designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children from specific group Cultural communities become frustrated with the continually high levels of academic failure within mainstream programs and these program’s inability to meet their children’s needs.
Inspire student achievement, Learn how to speak,increase children’s culturalidentity, provide children with read, and write a nativecultural role models languageIncorporate cultural values and Learn about culturaldaily beliefs into daily school life, heritage, recognize theprovide cultural studies accomplishments and contributions of their people , study accurate version of United States historyGoals & Curriculum activitiesopponents
Caregiving practices that are similar to parent’s style for caring for their children Classroom environment that reflects the children’s home cultures, incorporate the child’s home language into the classroom Implement activities that help children to learn more and to gain greater appreciation of his home culture Helps children learn about human diversity, gain respect and appreciation for diversity Learn to recognize and resist stereotypes and unfair behavior. Culturally Relevant /anti bias education begins
Objectives-goals statements to connect child development and educational Objectives specific statements narrow focus that describe what the child will feel, know or do
It is important to promote children’s cultural identity, strengthen their connection to their home culture, and strengthen their home language. Curriculum Goals
Recognize one’s own Use one home physical features language in public Recognize one’s own Identify with one’s own language culture Identify one’s own Recognize role models cultural, cultural within own culture traditions, and Identify own skills and customs abilities Appreciate one’s own cultural heritageGoal 1-objectives
Accept others who are different from oneself Explore similarities and differences in positive ways Recognize that people have the same basic needs Experience cross-culture relationships Explore the cultures of other children in the class Show respect for all people
Recognize stereotype Compare fair and unfair behavior Recognize concept of human rights Clarify one’s misconception about human diversity Receive simple, truthful information about human diversity Think Critically about bias Goal 3
Practice conflict-resolution skills Stand up for oneself and others in the face of bias Goal 4