Non validating childhood
This story highlights the misinformation that can be a part of second language acquisition and the stress and anxiety that can result.
A reflection of a Japanese American woman’s journey through a bi-cultural experience, and the struggle to integrate her own positive childhood experiences with the child development theories she learned in higher education institutions as a teacher of young children. The writer reflects back on her childhood, where her family was discriminated against because of her father’s occupation.This excerpt discusses the racial identity development of children of color, and how providers, families and communities can foster strong and health racial identity development in children of color. The article gives a brief history of what whiteness means and how it affects today’s society. This article describes the many instances of negative stereotyping found in American popular media, and explains how American educators many times serve to reinforce such negative images.Goals and strategies for providing multicultural/anti-bias education to all-White or predominately White educational programs are introduced and discussed. The authors describe the impact of negative stereotyping on Arab American children and youth, and describe approaches that can be employed by educators to counter negative stereotyping, and infuse Arab history and achievements into curriculum and instruction., January/February 1999. Presents a brief introduction to the principles discussed in the renowned publication of the same name.The author speaks about the importance of talking with young children about their experiences with race in society, and how giving young children language to describe their experiences helps children to not internalize negative assumptions about themselves.by Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena (California Tomorrow, 1999).This excerpt points out the importance of understanding the role that the development of identity plays in children’s’ later success.
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A list of references is included., is written by Carol Brunsen Phillips Day, (California Department of Education, 1995).
The excerpt introduces six concepts about the deep structure of culture, in order to promote an understanding that awareness of these important concepts helps to understand culture as a process.
Gives recommendations and strategies for including, valuing and promoting self-esteem and acceptance of large children in preschool programs.) by Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena (California Tomorrow, 1999).
This excerpt discusses the racial identity development of White children, and how providers, families and communities can foster strong and health racial identity development in White children. A brief statement about the importance of working from an anti-bias approach with White children, talks about White identity development and the needs White children have in developing racial identity. A story of a woman’s development of her identity as a Mexican-American finding her voice in the midst of much struggle during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
She remembers being ashamed of her father’s job, and looking back after her father has passed away, she reflects on his hard work and dedication to his family. The author discusses bias incidents and the effect that they have on observers.