Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, and Strategies

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Cengage Learning, Feb 10, 2009 - Education - 528 pages
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In TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 3rd Edition the authors share their own experiences as both immigrants and instructors to present historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. The text provides practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom. This third edition includes updated content on demographics, children with special needs, and children's book lists. Readers will also follow Barbara, a kindergarten teacher, through the chapters to see how she handles the dilemmas and issues that arise in her day-to-day work. The authors have worked to address the very fluid nature of terminology and trends within the field. A portfolio experience based on INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards is included to help students make the important connection between what they are reading and how the content applies in a classroom setting. In addition to being a text for those studying to become early childhood teachers, TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive resource for all practicing professionals who work with young children on a daily basis.
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Contents

Foundations for Multicultural Education in Todays Early Childhood Classrooms
1
Exploring the Roots of Multicultural Education Issues and Directions
157
Into Action Implementing a Culturally Appropriate Program for All Children
237
Recommended List of Selected Multicultural Childrens Books
415
Organizations That Support Multiculturalism and Diversity
420
Developing Multicultural Awareness Sample Activities
422
Island Stick Puppets
426
Planning for Cultural Diversity Developing a Class Profile
427
GLOSSARY
429
INDEX
435
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Wilma Robles de Melendez, Ph.D., works for Nova Southeastern University and has been a professor of early childhood education for over two decades. She has written and published several articles in education journals as well as another text with Vesna Ostertag Beck for Delmar Learning: TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY EDUCATION.

Vesna Ostertag Beck, Ed.D., is a professor of early childhood education at Nova Southeastern University, where she has been working in the field for over two decades. Vesna has written and published several articles in educational journals, and is the co-author (with Wilma Robles de Melendez) of TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY EDUCATION.

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