Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

1st Edition

By Penny Borkett

Routledge

182 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138218550
pub: 2018-02-21
SAVE ~$5.59
$27.95
$22.36
x
Hardback: 9781138218543
pub: 2018-02-26
SAVE ~$29.00
$145.00
$116.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315437453
pub: 2018-02-21
from $13.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education reveals how cultural diversity can be celebrated in every early years setting. Acknowledging the impact of culture on a child’s development and identity, the book demonstrates the need for practitioners to appreciate cultural difference, value diversity and ensure inclusive practices.

Alongside comprehensive discussion of current and historical policy relating to multiculturalism and relevant sociocultural theory, the book provides practical guidance and resources to support practitioners in responding to the challenges of working with families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Chapters focus on topics such as:

  • policy and the role of the practitioner
  • sociocultural theories relating to child development
  • building working relationships with families
  • the impact of culture on a child's identity
  • enabling environments and inclusive strategies.

Including case studies, reflective questions and suggestions for further reading and research, this essential book will help early years practitioners and students to embrace the varied cultural heritages of the children in their care.

Reviews

"This is a very important book for practitioners. There are increasing pressures, stirred in part by the national media, straining relationships that have been built between communities… From sociocultural theories to practical applications this is a book that should reach a wiude audience." — Neil Henty, Early Years Educator

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Glossary

Introduction

PART I

Chapter one: What is inclusion?

Chapter two: The political context of cultural diversity

Chapter three: How does theory relate to cultural diversity?

Chapter four: Who are we? The impact of cultural diversity on a child’s identity

PARTII

Chapter five: Working with families

Chapter six: Working with young childrenConclusion and resources/strategies for cultural diversity

About the Series

Diversity and Inclusion in the Early Years

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General