TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive text on the historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. Featuring practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom, the book is appropriate for those studying to become early childhood teachers as well as being a comprehensive resource for practicing professionals. Updated with new statistics, references, and terminology, the fourth edition also includes new case studies, expanded coverage of standards and technology, an integrated video feature, and a more prominent emphasis on the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN TODAY'S EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS.
1. Facing the Reality of Diversity: The Intricate Nature of Our Society.
2. The Nature of Culture, The Nature of People.
3. Families in Our Classrooms: Many Ways, Many Voices.
4. Who Is the Child? Developmental Characteristics of Young Children.
Part II: EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: ISSUES AND DIRECTIONS.
5. Everything Started When Tracing the Beginnings of Multicultural Education.
6. Approaches to Multicultural Education: Ways and Designs for Classroom Implementation.
Part III: INTO ACTION: IMPLEMENTING A MULTICULTURAL PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.
7. The Classroom, Where Words Become Action.
8. Preparing to Bring Ideas into Action.
9. Activities and Resources for Multicultural Teaching: A World of Possibilities!
10. A World of Resources: Involving Families, Friends, and the Community.
Appendix A: Recommended List of Selected Multicultural Children's Books.
Appendix B: Organizations That Support Multiculturalism and Diversity.
Appendix C: Developing Multicultural Awareness: Sample Activities.
Appendix D: Planning for Cultural Diversity: Developing a Class Profile.