Create a welcoming environment for young children with the cultural competence compass Young children making the transition from home to school need gentle guidance and warm, student-centered surroundings. This helpful resource helps you ensure that all students are treated with dignity and respect, and that their cultures are valued. The author provides an eight-point cultural compass for crafting a grade-appropriate inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies, and activities that help you: Ask the right questions for determining culturally-appropriate curriculum Engage children in cultural discussions that build confidence Include cultural sensitivity across all content areas
Chart your course with the Gallavan cultural competence compass All children have one important thing in common—the need to be treated with dignity, respect, and care. This handbook shows teachers and administrators how to ensure that the cultures of all peoples are considered and valued. The author’s eight-point cultural compass guides you in crafting a respectful and inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies, and activities for: Broadening your knowledge about cultural diversity Increasing your confidence in teaching about culture Creating a welcoming learning environment
Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action
Author: William A. Howe
Becoming a Multicultural Educator is a core textbook for use by pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators in courses on multicultural education / diversity. The text addresses how teachers can incorporate the knowledge they gain about other cultures into their classroom practice. In meeting the need of training teachers better in how to work with a diverse population, this text offers both solid theory and a very user-friendly practice component that focuses on showing teachers how to apply that theory effectively in the classroom. The book begins by focusing on essential questions and theoretical concepts about multicultural education, then leads readers through experiences to heighten their own cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skills set, and concludes with demonstrating how teachers can apply the concepts in classroom and schoolwide settings.
Written as a practical, easy to understand guide, this book is designed to support and empower teacher educators from all settings as they transition into and advance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in online teaching and learning.
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application, Second Edition, presents teaching methods that are responsive to how different culturally specific knowledge bases impact learning. It offers a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning. Designed as a resource for teachers of undergraduate and graduate music education courses, the book provides examples in the context of music education, with theories presented in Part I and a review of teaching applications in Part II. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education is an effort to answer the question: How can I teach music to my students in a way that is culturally responsive? This book serves several purposes, by: Providing practical examples of transferring theory into practice in music education. Illustrating culturally responsive pedagogy within the classroom. Demonstrating the connection of culturally responsive teaching to the school and larger community. This Second Edition has been updated and revised to incorporate recent research on teaching music from a culturally responsive lens, new data on demographics, and scholarship on calls for change in the music curriculum. It also incorporates an array of new perspectives from music educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers—drawn from different geographic regions—while addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 social justice protests.
Practical Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Author: Gayle Mindes
Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors provides early childhood educators with a guide to developmentally appropriate practice for working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors, as well as perspectives for experienced teachers to reflect upon best practices in today’s complex world. This highly practical book addresses systemic issues such as classroom management techniques; social, emotional, and behavioral support strategies; curriculum, assessment, and utilization of technology; and bridging the existing gap between mental health providers, families, and early childhood professionals. Written in nontechnical language with support from current research, this book will help you navigate the sometimes treacherous terrain of teaching children with challenging behaviors.
How teachers may be better educated for a changing global world is a challenge that faces many systems of education worldwide. This book addresses key issues of quality and change in teacher education in the context of the new public management achievement agendas which are permeating teacher education structures, cultures and programmes and the work of teacher educators internationally. Graduate schools of education in the United States and the UK, for example, are making fundamental changes in the structures, courses, programs and faculties that prepare beginning teachers each year. Drawing upon examples from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere, its authors provide a unique critical overview of emerging themes and challenges of raising the quality of teaching and the quality of student learning outcomes. They suggest possible ways forward for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and policy-makers as they seek to raise the quality of teaching and student outcomes whilst sustaining their moral purposes and values of equity, inclusion and social justice. Taken together, the chapters contain informed, critical discussions of “normal education” and “teacher education” of “professional standards”, “4+2/+1” post-degree training, “PGDE versus BEd”, integration of subject specializations and professional education. Each one provides new visions of the teacher as a professional and to cultivate high quality teachers in the West and the Greater China region. For all those interested in issues of quality, change and forward movement in teacher education in contexts of policy led reform, this is a must read.
This text focuses upon professional discourse that revolves around induction efforts resulting from educators working together to inform one another’s practice. It also serves as a tool for promoting professional discourse concerning the classroom teachers as associated teacher educators.