Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years
Taking the discussion about cultural diversity beyond the usual topics of anti-racism and inclusion but without overlooking these issues, Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years considers current debates around the alleged failure of multiculturalism, and encourages practitioners to utilize their own cultural backgrounds and experiences as a way of developing their teaching.
With an optimistic outlook, and focusing on the advantages for learning that cultural diversity can offer, the book discusses the concepts of culture, multi-culturalism and inter-cultural competence, and describes the principles that underpin good practice. It is packed full of case studies from a variety of early years settings, with ideas to try out and interactive exercises to aid reflection.
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1 What Is Your Culture?
2 Multiculturalism and its Alleged Failure
3 The Idea of Intercultural Competence
Curriculum Guidance Discussion with Interested Parties and Twinning with Settings Abroad
Resources Sources of Support Festivals and Dealing with Prejudice
6 The Inclusion of Children from Minority Communities
7 The Overwhelmingly White British Setting