Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years

Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years

by Peter Baldock


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ISBN-13: 9781848609877
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/31/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Baldock worked extensively in early years education as a teacher, in community development, in registration and inspection of early years services, and as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. His publications include three books on early years services, and he was actively involved in Sheffield's 0-19+ Partnership on behalf of the voluntary sector.

Table of Contents

About the author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Preface xiii

1 What is Your Culture? 1

2 Multiculturalism and its Alleged Failure 12

3 The Idea of Intercultural Competence 31

4 The Background to Daily Practice: Curriculum Guidance, Discussion with Interested Parties and Twinning with Settings Abroad 48

5 Daily Practice with the Children: Resources, Sources of Support, Festivals and Dealing with Prejudice 62

6 The Inclusion of Children from Minority Communities 85

7 The Overwhelmingly White British Setting 100

8 The Setting that is Not Primarily White British 109

Conclusion 121

Appendix I Resources and Further Reading 124

Appendix II DEC(SY) and its Cultural Mentor Service 130

References 133

Author Index 138

Subject Index 140

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