Diversity in the Early Years

Intercultural Learning and Teaching
by Ann Farrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press ANZ

Publication Date: June 15, 2016

ISBN: 9780195593945

Binding: Paperback

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New global contexts are presenting new challenges and new possibilities for young children and those around them. Climate change, armed conflict and poverty combine with new frontiers of discovery in science and technology to create a paradoxical picture of both threat and opportunity for our world and our children. On the one hand, children are experiencing unprecedented patterns of disparity and inequity; yet, on the other hand, they have seemingly limitless possibilities to engage with new technologies and social processes. Seismic shifts such as these are inviting new questions about the conditions that young children need to learn and thrive. Diversity in the Early Years: Intercultural Learning and Teaching explores significant aspects of working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds. It is a valuable resource for teaching early childhood pre-service teachers to raise awareness about issues of diversity - whether diversity of culture, language, education and/or gender - and for helping them to develop their own pedagogical approaches to working with diverse populations.Key FeaturesComplements the many government programs and initiatives to support the education and care of young children and their families from a broad range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds in Australian society. The bigger picture of the European contexts offers teacher education students access to multiple perspectives.Showcases international research collaborations and addresses theoretical perspectives on working internationally Blends discussion of theory and applications in terms of ‘why’ and ‘how to’ so that readers can take what they’ve learned into real world contexts.Readers are encouraged to think critically and reflectively by engaging with the end of chapter questions