Keeping up with the Times: Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs (Paperback)

Keeping up with the Times: Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs By Mari Riojas-Cortez (Editor) Cover Image
By Mari Riojas-Cortez (Editor)
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How do we begin to understand diversity in early childhood in order to combat biases? There are many layers of diversity within families that are important to examine. We must consider ethnic diversity first and foremost as we engage in a conversation regarding diversity, as we know (or should know) the history of people of color in the US and the challenges and adversities that we have experienced. In the context of this book, understanding diversity begins with positioning a definition that encompasses the realities of many families particularly across the US such as immigration status, gender, family structure, sexual identity, class, and spiritual beliefs. We also see the importance to talking about race within the context of early childhood.

About the Author


Mari Riojas-Cortez, Ph.D. is Professor and Program Chair of Early Childhood. As an educational researcher, Dr. Riojas-Cortez examines Latino issues in early childhood including family engagement, children's play and early childhood teacher preparation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781475853599
ISBN-10: 1475853599
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 110
Language: English