September 28th 2015
Instructor: Jessica Lindquist-Karci
After all my required readings and research I learned that as a early childhood educators and professionals we need to teach our children that no matter where a person comes from we are still human beings and we all matter. We have to teach children that they need to treat others how they want to b treated. When dealing with multicultural education we have to address the main concerns like racial and ethical issues and diverse learning in education. Multicultural education is an essential part to enhance and/or improve the academic achievement for students of different backgrounds.
An Explanation of Common Ideas
Based on my research, I have learned that students no matter age, races, class, cultural, gender, and developmental needs, have the same rights to a good education that embraces diversity while teaching them to be unbiased to others. While teaching students we as educators must provide them with an opportunity that engages in all curriculum areas, while strengthening the student’s ability to respect and understand that all human are different in some way or another. Loren Marulis, author of Anti-biased teaching to address cultural diversity states that, “Multicultural teaching is incorporating multiple perspectives and having no absolute truths” (Marulis, 2000). Now what I found with Francis Wardle, author of Diversity in Early childhood Programs states that, “A continuous approach to working with children, parents, families, and colleagues everyday” (Wardle, 2008). With that being said using this type of teaching philosophy into everyday life, children will grow and develop the right perspective of acceptance for all humans that walks this earth.
What I have Learned from Researching
Upon further research, I learned that educators cannot use curriculum that is culturally blind because this will create things like...