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Multicultural education

  1. 1. Edu 188 Issues in Early childhood Education Franchesca Thomas & Kurt Kwnaujoks
  2. 2. Will classroom Will classroon reflect whoreflect who she is? he is?
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  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.
  6. 6.  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.
  7. 7.  An idea, or concept An educational reform moment A process Multicultural Education 3 things
  8. 8.  Encourages a true sense of self Promotes healthy development Prepares children for the future Prevents isolation Discourages denial and fear of differences
  9. 9.  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.
  10. 10.  during the early years children acquire a self –concept, build their self-esteem, become aware of family and community,
  11. 11.  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.
  12. 12.  Do you agree with the last statement why are why not?
  13. 13.  “ 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
  14. 14.  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?
  15. 15.  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
  16. 16. 1. Human Relations2. Single- group studies3. Multicultural education4. Anti-bias education5. Culturally Education6. Culturally relevant anti-bias education Types of Multicultural Education 6 types
  17. 17.  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
  18. 18. “tourists approach”
  19. 19.  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
  20. 20.  Food Festival Folk tales fun In Early Childhood the Single - Group Study 4 F’s
  21. 21.  Global awareness Appreciation of other cultures Learn about other cultures Single –group study GOALS
  22. 22. This approach advocates
  23. 23. America is like a “tossedsalad "and that the strength ofour society comes from diversity
  24. 24.  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
  25. 25.  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.
  26. 26.  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
  27. 27.  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.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Compressive approach tomulticultural education inearly childcare setting
  30. 30.  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
  31. 31.  Objectives-goals statements to connect child development and educational Objectives specific statements narrow focus that describe what the child will feel, know or do
  32. 32.  It is important to promote children’s cultural identity, strengthen their connection to their home culture, and strengthen their home language. Curriculum Goals
  33. 33.  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
  34. 34.  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
  35. 35.  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
  36. 36.  Practice conflict-resolution skills Stand up for oneself and others in the face of bias Goal 4