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by Janet Gonzalez-Mena

Diversity in Early Care and Education Programs: Honoring Differences download ebook
ISBN:
0072877839
ISBN13:
978-0072877830
Author:
Janet Gonzalez-Mena
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 4 edition (July 2, 2004)
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160 pages
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Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966

Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966. She then became a Head Start volunteer and ended up as a teacher in a preschool for Spanish-speaking children and their families in 1970’s. She has also helped open several pilot programs including a therapeutic child care program and a home-based bilingual preschool program. When Magda Gerber came into her life in the mid-1970’s, Janet signed up for an internship with her at the Children’s Health Council in Menlo Park, California.

Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966

Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966.

Diversity in Early Care and Education (formerly Multicultural Issues In Child Care) explores the rich diversity encountered in programs and environments for children ages birth to 8, including those serving children with special needs. The emphasis is on the practical and immediate concerns of the early childhood professional and family service worker, though all information has strong theoretical support. McGraw-Hill Education.

105 Gonzales-Mena, J. 2008. Early Education and Development 14: 271–92; Lindsey, . Diversity in early care and educa- tion: Honoring differences. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill; Tabors, . TERM Winter '15. PROFESSOR ELAINEEBISSON. TAGS Young Children, Education of Young Children.

In the book, Diversity in Early Care and Education Honoring Differences by Janet Gonzalez-Mena (2008) she discusses the issue of diversity. Gonzalez-Mena explains the role of adults and teachers at home and in child care settings when teaching children to honor diversity. She adds that it is important for teachers to understand the values of other cultures in the classroom because children learn from what we model

Diversity in Early Care and Education (formerly Multicultural Issues In Child Care) explores the rich diversity encountered in programs and environments for children ages birth to 8, including those serving children with special needs. The emphasis is on the practical and immediate concerns of the early childhood professional and family service worker, though all information has strong theoretical support.
Reviews:
  • Kieel
This is a wonderful read for anyone working with children and families! Offering new perspective on how to look at race and culture! I would recommend this book to anyone working with children and families to take a different approach to working with these families!
  • Qutalan
This is an ok book, you can google everything for free online and save yourself the money though. Only purchased because it was required reading. Only read first chapter
  • Efmprof
ok but not fabulous
  • Nalmergas
it is awesome
  • Marige
I initially read this book as part of a class. Then I lead a book study on it and now I'm rereading it for my anthropology class. This book is great to open your mind to accepting the different practices other parents or caregivers might provide. Gonzalez-Mena goes beyond just noticing differences to actually honoring and celebrating them. One favorite quote, "Ask questions, investigate assumptions, confess your curiosity - but do it all as respectfully as possible." (p57) I feel this quote really speaks volumes about the book itself. While the book does apply well to those in the childcare fields, it would also be a great read for anyone hoping to open their minds to learning about other practices in the US and in the world in general.