Five Dimensions Of Multicultural Education

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The start of this journey in implementing multicultural education begins with the educators. Preparing teachers to use the education principles is a dilemma facing childhood programs. Training requirements differ depends on the state but the NAEYC provides a set of standards that require “culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse teaching materials and methods” (Larke, 2010, pg.2) for all child care facilities. The population of all ethnics are increasing, “the demographics change so are the demographics of children in early childhood programs” (Larke, 2010, pg.2). A vision of the NAEYC is having the commitment to respect the “dignity, worth and uniqueness of each individual” (Larke, 2010, pg.2). This vision is very important and empowering because this statement can be said many times but it takes hard work and dedication to achieve success. Larke depicts the positive principals of NAEYC. Learning and development occurs through influenced social context and finding a way to engage diverse families are great impacts in the community. Bank’s five dimensions of multicultural education are content integration, knowledge construction, equity pedagogy, prejudice reduction and empowering school and social culture. Content integration focuses on how the teacher uses examples and information from diverse cultures to support concepts. The goal is to create awareness of different cultures. Knowledge construction is when the teacher assists the student in comprehending the

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