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dc.contributor.authorChan, Angel
dc.description.abstractAs early childhood settings in many English speaking countries are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic due to global migration, this poses challenges for many early childhood teachers who work with diverse immigrant children and families. In an effort to include all families, curriculum developers and teachers often suggest and incorporate teaching strategies that are commonly considered as culturally inclusive. While these strategies may be well intended, they may be promoting and reinforcing essentialist views of immigrants and their ethnicities, and also perpetuating social inequity. This article applies theoretical perspectives and research findings from literature relating to immigrant families’ parental practices and expectations to problematise some of the dominant discourses that prevail in New Zealand early childhood education. It discusses the possible application of some theoretical concepts from the domains of critical multiculturalism to assist early childhood teachers to develop better understandings of the needs of immigrant children and families, and to generate critical pedagogies that are culturally sensitive and equitable.en_NZ
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dc.subjectteaching strategiesen_NZ
dc.subjecttheoretical perspectivesen_NZ
dc.subjectculturally inclusive pedagogyen_NZ
dc.titleCritical multiculturalism: Supporting early childhood teachers to work with diverse immigrant familiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2010 Monash Universityen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChan, A. (2011). Critical multiculturalism: Supporting early childhood teachers to work with diverse immigrant families. International Research in Early Childhood Education. 2(1) : 63-75.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleInternational Research in Early Childhood Educationen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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