Alike and Different: Exploring our Humanity with Young Children
This book contains articles that address the educational needs of young children from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds or with special needs. Articles included in the book are the following: (a) "'It Isn't Fair!' Anti-bias Curriculum for Young Children" (Louise Derman-Sparks); (b) "Talking About Differences Children Notice" (Elizabeth Crary); (c) "Where Do We Begin? Bringing the World Into Your Classroom" (Bonnie Neugebauer); (d) "Obstacle Courses Are for Every Body" (Carol Stock Kranowitz); (e) "Helping Whole Children Grow: Nonsexist Childrearing for Infants and Toddlers" (Judith Leipzig); (f) "Lost in a Distant Land: the Foreign Child's Dilemma in Child Care" (Athol B. Packer and others); (g) "Guidelines for Helping Non-English-Speaking Children Adjust and Communicate" (Karen Miller); (h) "Recognizing Giftedness in Early Childhood Settings" (Donna Garnett Chitwood); (i) "Exploring Diversity Through the Arts" (Candace Change); (j) "Honoring Diversity: Problems and Possibilities for Staff and Organization" (Margie Carter); (k) "Are You a Dad and a Teacher? Fathering-A Year-Long Curriculum" (Cory Gann and Sharon Stine); (l) "Tossed Salad Is Terrific: Values of Multicultural Programs for Children and Families" (Janet Brown McCracken); (m) "Building Positive Images: Interracial Children and Their Families" (Francis Ward); (n) "Parenting a Child With Special Needs" (Meg Robinson); (o) "The Impact of Current Changes in Social Structure on Early Childhood Education Programs" (Gail Raymond and Dean K. McIntosh); (p) "Children are Caught-Between Home and School, Culture, and School" (Betsy West); (q) "Diversity and Conflict: The Whole World Will Never Sing in Perfect Harmony" (Jim Greenman); (r) "Meeting the Needs of All Children-An Indian Perspective" (Harold GossMan); (s) "All Children Are Special" (Jan Cole Krick); (t) "What Are We Really Saying to Children? Criteria for the Selection of Books and Materials" (Bonnie Neugebauer); and (u) "Reflecting Diversity-Books to Read with Young Children" (Bonnie Neugebauer). Resources for adults on diversity are provided.
Bonnie Neugebauer. Alike and Different: Exploring our Humanity with Young Children (1994). National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]: Washington, D.C., DC.
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This book is written for service delivery personnel, administrators, pre-service students, faculty/trainers, and paraprofessionals at all levels of experience in early childhood education.
The material is intended to provide information and to stimulate thinking of early childhood educators who read English across cultural groups.
Those professionals working in child care centers, in training sessions, in after school programs, or in early primary classrooms can use the book.
Some material is specific to the United States, but much of the material is relevant to other nations.
The book was developed by administrators, parent/family members, faculty/trainers, and service delivery personnel who advise and write for the authorís magazine, Child Care Information Exchange.
European American middle class English-speaking professionals who live and work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds wrote most of the material. In developing the material advisors informed each writer.
The evaluation is derived from the responses of thousands of educators who have read the book; however, demographics are not available. The magazine advisors and staff also evaluated the book.
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