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Because of increasing numbers of children from biracial/bi-ethnic families attending childcare programs and increasing awareness of cultural diversity, and in recognition of the connection between a child's success and his or her racial/ethnic self-esteem, this curriculum is intended to help childcare providers integrate activities and materials that focus specifically on biracial/bi-ethnic children into existing multicultural or other curricula. Facilitated discussions that promote the sharing of ideas and experiences are core elements of this curriculum. The training guide begins with a glossary of relevant terms, a rationale for creating a curriculum pertaining to biracial/bi-ethnic children, and suggestions for using the curriculum. The subsequent topic areas each include learning objectives, teaching methods or suggested activities, required materials, and additional information. A framework for presenting each topic area includes the use of videotapes, handouts, overhead transparencies, additional readings, and resources for further exploration. The topics presented in this curriculum are: (1) "Ages and Stages of Identity Development"; (2) "Identifying and Responding to the Unique Needs of Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Families"; (3) "Racial/Ethnic Labeling"; (4) "The Impact of Environmental Factors on Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children"; (5) "Ensuring Cultural Sensitivity in Child Care Programs for Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children"; and (6) "Integrating Materials and Activities on Biracial/Bi-Ethnic Children into Existing Multicultural/Anti-Bias Curricula." The final section of the guide contains lists of resources for trainers: organizations, videotapes, multicultural/anti-bias curricula, Web site resources, and an annotated bibliography of 115 books for children of various ages, youth, and adults regarding racial/ethnic identity. (KB)

Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Class Activities, Curriculum, Day Care, Diversity (Student), Ethnic Groups, Labeling (of Persons), Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Multiracial Persons, Transracial Adoption, Values Education

California Child Care Health Program, 1322 Webster Street, Suite 402, Oakland, CA 94612-3218. Tel: 510-839-1195; Fax: 510-839-0339; e-mail: chp[at]childcarehealth.org. For full text: http: //www.childcarehealth.org/webpages/trainingcurricula.htm.









Author: California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7209&id=ED461425







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