Valuing Diversity: The Primary Years
Janet Brown McCracken
Noting that children who learn to accept and value human diversity will develop the open, flexible approach to life that is needed in today's world, this book examines ways to help young children learn to appreciate cultural diversity in the classroom. Following introductory chapters on the value of diversity and a child's right to the valuing of diversity, the first part of the book examines educational goals and describes a unique, unfolding perspective on education that values human diversity. Commitments teachers must make to themselves and their communities are also discussed. This section includes guidelines for selection of learning materials and activities as well as ideas for a well-rounded environment. The second part suggests ways to expand familiar teaching strategies and curriculum ideas with other appropriate resources to create a truly integrated approach to learning and teaching. The third part includes a list of over 100 children's books and recordings, a resource list of 100 publishers, organizations, and suppliers of educational materials, and a bibliography listing over 160 items.
Janet Brown McCracken. Valuing Diversity: The Primary Years (1993). National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]: Washington, DC.
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Intended User Audience:
The book is written for teachers in early childhood education.
The cultural background of the author is European American.
The book is sponsored by Americans All, a project providing materials to teachers about diversity.
The book was field-tested in a few elementary classrooms (K-3) across the nation. The students were of various cultural backgrounds.
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