Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs (Redleaf Press Series)

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Core text for Multiculuralism in Early Childhood courses (also sometimes called Cultural Diversity or simply Diversity in ECE) in Early Childhood Education department or in Child and Family Studies department. Provides a practical introduction to multicultural and anti-bias issues in working with children and families in early childhood settings. Focuses on discussions on prejudice, racism, bilingual education, and multicultural education.  Includes suggestions for making the classroom more culturally relevant and over 100 activities. Very popular book in community colleges on understanding cultural diversity in young children and their families.

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 Roots & Wings - The bestselling guide to anti-bias education for young children in a revised edition!

Over a decade ago Roots and Wings was published as one of the first practical multicultural resources for early childhood teachers.  This invaluable guide is now completely updated to respond to the tremendous changes in the field around cultural relevance and anti-bias issues since the first edition was published.

Roots and Wings provides a thorough, clear, and practical introduction to multicultural and anti-bias issues in working with children and families in early childhood settings.  Seamlessly blending theory and practice, this revised edition contains over 100 activities (many of them new or revised), practical examples, and staff training recommendations, as well as much of the information from the study guide Developing Roots and Wings.

NEW CHAPTERS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

*Bilingual education        *Culturally responsive teaching        *Children and prejudice

Roots and Wings is an ideal resource for preschool teachers, early childhood programs at colleges and universities, and training workshops.

About the Author:

Stacey York is an instructor in the child development department at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She conducts multicultural workshops around the country and is also author of Big As Life:  The Everyday Inclusive Curriculum, available from Redleaf Press, http://www.redleafpres.org.

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