Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies, and Tools Preschool-2nd Grade

January 4, 2021 - 1 minute read

By: Mariana Souto-Manning

Creating a safe, welcoming, and equitable environment for all children is the goal in early childhood classrooms. Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom is a great resource for beginning or continuing the process of incorporating true multicultural education into early childhood classrooms. Through the chapters, Souto-Manning walks readers through how multicultural education is a transformational process that includes engaging families and children, critical inquiry, literature through a process known as ‘windows and mirrors’ and the process of self-reflection. Additionally, key terms are defined and described such as funds of knowledge, culture circles, prejudices, and anti-bias education.

Finally, a known multicultural research, Sonia Nieto, recommends this book because it “encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically — a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.”

Reviewed By: Anni Reinking

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