Racial, Cultural, Culture And Cultural Stereotypes

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Register to read the introduction… These can create challenges for educators when family structures and norms conflict with the assumed norms of the school. In the US, these are most often based on white, middle-class cultural assumptions. Provide an example from your own life or one in the media where these values have led to conflict or misunderstandings between the school and family. How might the educator or school have responded in a more culturally sensitive manner? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Exposure to Stereotypes.
Children are bombarded by racial, cultural and gender stereotypes both within and outside the classroom. Consider the movies, television series and products (including toys and videogames), which are marketed to young children. Submit a 2-3 page paper (not including title and reference page) arguing why you believe the movie, television series or product chosen taints children’s understanding of race, culture, gender, and the message being conveyed. Include the following in your argument:
a. Critique one example from these categories, which you find to particularly problematic in perpetuating stereotypes.
b. Assess the potential impacts of these messages on children of diverse backgrounds in the early childhood classroom (think especially about the hierarchy described in Vivian Gussin Paley’s book? Are they, in any way to blame for who is seen to be among the “bosses”
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Identify and describe at least two ways you can structure and design the classroom environment to enhance anti-bias education and culturally relevant learning. Provide specific examples and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Multicultural Literature.
There are many different kinds of multicultural children’s books. Choose one book from the titles presented in your text. Read the book and provide a brief summary of the story. Describe how the book fosters one of the curriculum goals listed on page 162 in your text. Be specific and give examples related to the text to support your thinking. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. PowerPoint

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