Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, and Strategies / Edition 3

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This comprehensive text/professional book on historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children offers practical guidelines, curriculum ideas, and techniques for use in classrooms.

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"I think the authors did a great job. The text covers most of the concepts needed to be taught and it also provides a lot of strategies."

"[The book is] well organized, easy to locate specific information in, and very thorough. I like the connections that are made to history, actual real world events, and experiences."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428376984
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/10/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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.

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