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Bridging Cultures in Early Care and Education : A Training Module - Marlene Zepeda

Bridging Cultures in Early Care and Education

A Training Module

Paperback Published: 9th March 2006
ISBN: 9780805856415
Number Of Pages: 133

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"Bridging Cultures in Early Care and Education: A Training Module" is a resource designed to help pre-service and in-service early childhood educators, including infant-toddler caregivers, understand the role of culture in their programs. It is also intended for professionals who work with children and their families in a variety of other roles, such as social workers, special educators, and early interventionists, and for use in college courses focused on early childhood education and child development.
The module explains and illustrates how early childhood educators can use the organizing concepts of "individualism" and "collectivism" as a means of understanding cultural conflict and difference. These concepts have been shown to be highly useful in improving home-school understanding across cultures. Based on real-life examples of cultural dilemmas in early care and education settings, participants engage the concepts of individualism and collectivism to solve a variety of scenarios in a dynamic and engaging manner.
*Chapter 1 introduces the Bridging Cultures for Early Care and Education approach, provides a brief history, and explains the training module. It presents the conceptual framework of individualism and collectivism, which is at the heart of the training.
*Chapter 2 provides the information needed for a two-hour workshop, including a script and notes to the facilitator. The script is not meant to be read word for word. Rather, it is offered as a guide, based on a pilot-tested approach. Appendices at the end of the book contain transparency masters for the overheads referenced in the script, and masters for suggested handouts.
*Chapter 3 offers ideas for augmenting the basic two-hour training by expanding it over a longer time period. It also identifies additional diversity resources that can complement the Bridging Cultures training.
*Appendices providing additional information, data, and bibliographic resources are included.
This module originated as part of the Bridging Cultures Project at WestEd--a nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

Prefacep. ix
About This Bookp. ix
An Organizing Framework for Understanding Culturep. x
Audiences for the Training Modulep. x
Organization of the Training Modulep. xi
About the Authorsp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introduction to the Training Modulep. 1
The Bridging Cultures Projectp. 3
Need for Bridging Cultures in Early Childhoodp. 3
The Framework: Individualism Versus Collectivismp. 4
Individualismp. 4
Collectivismp. 4
We Can Build Cultural Bridgesp. 5
Our Goals and Philosophyp. 6
Validity of the Framework and the BC-ECE Modulep. 7
Caution: Culture Is Complexp. 7
Facilitator's Scriptp. 9
Overviewp. 9
Professional Development Objectivesp. 10
Guide to Using the Scriptp. 10
Expanding the Learningp. 45
Organization of the Chapterp. 46
Revising or Expanding the Existing Workshopp. 46
Exploring Objectsp. 46
Toiletingp. 47
Teaching the Training Module in Other Settingsp. 48
Building on Existing ECE Professional Development on Culturep. 48
Integrating Bridging Cultures Concepts Into College Coursesp. 48
Convening Interdisciplinary Faculty Groupsp. 48
Implications for Parent Meetings or Workshopsp. 49
Building Partnerships With Familiesp. 49
Helping Families With the Transition to Elementary Schoolp. 49
Working With Families Whose Children Have Special Needsp. 50
Using the Training Module at Staff Meetingsp. 50
Study Groupsp. 50
Nine Additional Activitiesp. 50
You Are the Bridgep. 51
Building a Continuump. 51
Your Storyp. 51
Give One and Get Onep. 52
Group Graphic: Images of Culturep. 52
Brainstormingp. 53
Circle-Within-a-Circle Discussionp. 53
Who Are You?p. 54
Leaving Homep. 54
Connecting to Other Diversity Educationp. 55
Antibias/Antiracist Professional Developmentp. 56
Comprehensive Diversity Trainingp. 56
Intercultural Communicationp. 56
Attachment and Separationp. 57
Looking Back and Moving Forwardp. 57
Workshop Overheadsp. 59
Professional Development Objectivesp. 61
Module Agendap. 63
Baby in High Chairp. 65
Mother Spoon-Feeding Her Preschooierp. 67
All About Mep. 69
Chart of individual and Group Orientationp. 71
Greenfield Quotationp. 73
Hofstede's Individualism Ratingsp. 75
Beware of Overgeneralizingp. 77
Culture Is Invisiblep. 79
Playing With Blocksp. 81
Blank Chart of Individualism and Collectivismp. 83
First Thing in the Morningp. 85
Your Workplacep. 87
Proverbsp. 89
Rumi Quotationp. 91
Workshop Handoutsp. 93
How Two Mothers Feed Their Childrenp. 95
All About Mep. 97
Playing With Blocksp. 99
First Thing in the Morningp. 101
Contrasting Cultural Viewsp. 103
Bridging Cultures in Early Care and Education: Workshop Evaluationp. 109
Hofstede's Ratings of 50 Countries and Three Regionsp. 111
Best Use of the Training Modulep. 113
Building Background for the Workshopp. 114
Making the Time Commitmentp. 114
Creating Emotional Safetyp. 114
Making Room for Different Ways of Learningp. 115
Presentation Tipsp. 115
Preparing the Materialsp. 116
Checking the Room and Equipmentp. 116
Pilot-Testing Results for the BC-ECE Training Module 2-Hour Workshopp. 117
Annotated Bibliographyp. 121
Referencesp. 127
Author Indexp. 131
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ISBN: 9780805856415
ISBN-10: 0805856412
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 133
Published: 9th March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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