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Factors in selection and


multicultural education helps children feel

more welcomed, integrated, and able to
cooperate with others in their classroom.
exposing young children to different cultures
makes for a fun and exciting learning
there is the main approach to teach young
children about different cultures, which is
multicultural education.

Multicultural Education
Patty Ramsey (1987) defined multicultural
education as a perspective which:
encompasses many dimensions of human
difference besides culture, such as race,
occupation, socioeconomic status, age, gender,
sexual orientation, and various physical traits
and needs

The teacher pays careful attention to the

types of literature available to the children
and to the activities presented; encourages
pupils to cooperate.
If there is little diversity within the group, the
teacher presents many different cultural
practices during the school year; to expose
children to differences at an early age so that
they can begin to appreciate and value them.

Culture in the Classroom

There are many ways that cultural differences
are taught to young children, which are
explicit and implicit communication.
Explicit communication involves the activities
and themes the teacher plan for the children,
the artifacts provided from other
cultures/countries, the books available, the
toys and games chosen, and how the teacher
actively present information to the children.

Implicit communication includes the

background items that don't necessarily
define the program but are important parts of
daily activities and the learning environment.
The background music the teacher chooses,
the way the teacher interacts with the
children, what information valued, how
he/she resolves conflict, and how to arrange
the room are all examples of implicit

Factors in selection
and evaluation

provide information to help students

understand vocabulary that they may not be
familiar with visual aids
It would be useful to have a variety of literary
newspaper articles, poetry, or letters
so that students can learn to deal with different

should be correct and recent

should be slightly higher in their level of
difficulty than the students' current level of
English proficiency