Week 6: Reflection
Throughout this course, the breadth and depth of your knowledge with regard to aspects of culture and diversity—race, economic level, social class, family background, language, gender, sexual orientation, abilities—has grown. However, it is the role of professionals in the early childhood field to not only understand and respect the diversity of children and families with whom they work, but also to help build a community of people who recognize and respect each others’ cultures and diversity as well.
This week, your study will focus on powerful learning resources that offer information, insights, and practical advice about creating such a community through multicultural education. You will consider the role of significant adults in children’s lives and contemplate the influence that you can have as a professional working to help foster understanding and counteract bias. And you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you have learned in this course—the attitudes and perceptions you had when you began, the insights and knowledge you have gained, and the ways you will use what you have learned in your work as an early childhood professional.
The paper is expected to include references to the course readings and be submitted in APA form. Also, the reflection is to be written in essay format and should not include the guiding questions from the assignment.
Course Text:Ramsey, P. G. (2015). Teaching and learning in a diverse world: Multicultural education for young children (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.