This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s media resources, please use the streaming media players below.
- Course Text:Ramsey, P. G. (2015). Teaching and learning in a diverse world: Multicultural education for young children (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
- Chapter 3, “Creating Caring and Critical Communities” (pp. 38-40, 50-61)
- Article: Interacting with Children and Youth on Issues of Diversity and Bias (PDF)
Reprinted with permission from the Anti-Defamation League.
Note: Though some of the content in this resource is directed to parents and covers a wide age range of children, the information is valuable to everyone, including those who plan to be working with young children and their families.
- Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (2004). Diversity and multicultural education [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 20 minutes.
Dr. Sonia Nieto discusses issues related to diversity and the essential role of multicultural education in today’s schools and society.
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (2004). Fostering cultural responsive interactions [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 33 minutes.
Dr. Eugene Garcia shares six fundamental principles of effective, culturally responsive teaching.
- Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.
- Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
- Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question that you are responding to.
In Chapter 3 of your course text, Ramsey states: “In short, caring is a powerful emotion that energizes concern for ourselves and others and our willingness to confront and change inequities. Thus, it is an essential component of multicultural education” (Ramsey, 2004, p. 44). Drawing on what you have learned in this course and particularly this week, explain why this statement is true, citing the Learning Resources to support your ideas.
Quality early childhood experiences and programs foster children’s development of empathy, effective communication, initiating and maintaining social interactions and relationships, playing cooperatively, and resolving conflicts. Review pages 54–66 in your text and choose two of the interpersonal skills that are of the most interest to you. Based on what you have learned from the resources this week, explain what each of these interpersonal skills entails and how each supports true multicultural education in the context of building caring, responsive, and collaborative communities.
- Dr. Eugene Garcia concludes the Course Media segment “Fostering Cultural Responsive Interactions” with the statement, “It’s in your hands.” Explain what he is referring to and how you plan to incorporate this commitment into your future work with children and families based on at least three of the behaviors he reviews in his list of “5R’s and a T.”