ISBN-10:
0807756253
ISBN-13:
9780807756256
Pub. Date:
03/20/2015
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children, 4th Edition / Edition 4

Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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ISBN-13: 9780807756256
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 03/20/2015
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description: 4
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 188,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Sonia Nieto ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Multicultural Schools and Classrooms 1

1 Growing Up in a World of Contradictions and Injustices: A Multicultural Response 3

Purpose, Trends, and Scope of Multicultural Education 6

Multicultural Goals for Children 9

Families and Schools Working Together 12

The Language of Multicultural Education 12

2 We Are All Learning 15

How Adults Can Identify and Challenge Their Assumptions 18

How Children Learn About Their Worlds 20

3 Creating Caring and Critical Communities 38

Creating Caring and Critical Communities Among Adults 40

Creating Caring and Critical Classroom Communities 50

Part II Contexts of Learning 63

4 The Context of Race 65

Reflections on Race 65

Growing Up in a Racially Divided Society 66

Children's Responses to Race 73

Learning and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About Race 79

5 The Context of Economic Class and Consumerism 84

Reflections on Economic Class 84

Socioeconomic Divisions in the United States 86

Children's Awareness and Feelings About Economic Class 94

Reflections on Consumerism 97

Living in a Consumerist Society 98

Children's Understanding and Experience of Consumerism 99

Learning and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About Economic Class and Consumerism 102

6 The Context of Culture and the Natural Environment 107

Reflections on Culture Children and Culture 107

Learning About and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About Culture 118

Reflections on Culture and the Natural Environment 120

Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Feelings About the Natural Environment and Sustainability 122

Learning and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About the Natural Environment 126

7 The Context of Gender and Heteronormativity 132

Reflections on Gender Identification and Roles 132

Growing Up in a Gendered and Heteronormative World 134

Children's Responses to Gender 136

Reflections on Sexual Orientations and Identities 139

Growing Up in a Heterosexist World 141

Children's Understanding of Sexual Orientation and Identity 144

Learning and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About Gender and Sexual Orientation 145

8 The Context of Abilities and Disabilities 152

Reflections on Abilities and Disabilities 152

Growing Up in an "Abled" World 154

Social Participation of Children with Disabilities 157

Children's Knowledge and Feelings Related to Abilities and Disabilities 162

Learning and Challenging What Children Know, Think, and Feel About Abilities and Disabilities 164

Conclusion 169

References 171

Index 195

About the Author 208

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