This collection, edited by leaders in the field of early childhood and multicultural education, is a valuable resource for those studying and working with young children. Chapters emphasize the relationship between theory, research, and practice, and provide illustrations of equitable and inclusive practices that move us toward social justice in the critical field of early childhood education. Drawing from the current literature on ability, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, languages, race, and sexual orientation, the book presents a forward-looking account of how diversity could improve the educational experience of children from birth to grade three.
Celia Genishi is Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia. A. Lin Goodwin is Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia.
Part I: Introduction Responding to Multiple Diversities in Early Childhood Education: How Far Have We Come? Ranita Cheruvu, A. Lin Goodwin, and Celia Genishi Part II: Rethinking Identities of Children in Transformed Curricular Contexts On Listening to Child Composers: Beyond "Fix its" Anne Haas Dyson Room to Move: How Kindergarteners Negotiate Literacies and Identities in a Mandated Balanced Literacy Curriculum Marjorie Siegel and Stephanie Lukas Learning English in School: Rethinking Curriculum, Relationships, and Time Susan Stires and Celia Genishi Teaching Caring: Supporting Social and Emotional Learning in an Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom Susan L. Recchia Marginalization, Making Meaning, and Mazes Susan Grieshaber Thought-Provoking Moments in Teaching Young Children:Reflections on Social Class, Sexual Orientation and Spirituality LeslieR. Williams and Nadjwa L. E. Norton Part III: Rethinking Policies and Programs Digital Literacies for Young English Learners: Productive Pathways toward Equity and Robust Learning Althea Scott Nixon and Kris D. Gutierrez Listening to the Voices of Immigrant Parents Jennifer Adair and Joseph Tobin Keiki Steps: Equity Issues in a Parent-Participation Preschool Program for Native Hawaiian Children Marci Wai'ale'ale Sarsona, Sherlyn Goo, Alice Kawakami, and Kathryn Au Catching up with Globalization: One State's Experience of Reforming Teacher Education in the 21st Century Sharon Ryan and Carrie Lobman Part IV: Rethinking Teacher Education and Professional Development Talk about Children: Developing A Living Curriculum of Advocacy and Social Justice Beatrice S. Fennimore Disrupting the taken-for-granted: Autobiographical analysis in preservice teacher education A. Lin Goodwin & Michele Genor Community College Students' Talk about Play and Early Childhood Teacher Education for Social Justice Rachel Theilheimer Envisioning and Supporting the Play of Preschoolers: What the Frame Does to the Picture Rebekah Fassler and Dorothy Levin Going Beyond Our Own Worlds: A First Step in Envisioning Equitable Practice Susi Long, Clavis Anderson, Melanie Clark, & Becky McCraw Part V: Conclusion Diversities Across Early Childhood Settings: Contesting Identities and Transforming Curricula Celia Genishi and A. Lin Goodwin