Accommodating culturally diverse learners


Implicit in the current debate about diversity and early education are differing perceptions of the goals of early education.

Meaning, instead of valuing individual competitiveness, it's more about working together that's important to them.

Today’s classrooms require that instructors possess competencies for teaching all students.

Robust instructional strategies and culturally sensitive curricula are critical, but more important is an instructor who is sensitive and responsive to the unique differences of each student.

Preschool is no longer seen simply as a place where children play and have fun with their age-mates.

Concerns about the educational attainment of the country's children have refocused attention on early childhood settings as places where children also get ready for school.

Critical reflection on tightly held cultural assumptions is necessary to dislodge misconceptions and stereotypes.

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