LB-J14-04

Responding to Cultural Diversity Series

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

5 ECE Hours

Learning Bundle: $85.00

Modules: DIV-J14-01 to DIV-J14-05

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

  1. Quality Indicators in Programs for Children from Diverse Cultures

  2. Supporting Children from Diverse  Cultures: A Review of Program Models

  3. Strategies for Responding To Children From Diverse Cultures - Part 1: OR2

  4. Strategies for Responding To Children From Diverse Cultures - Part 2: LB2

  5. Cultural Competence: A Goal or a Beginning

DIV-J14-01

Quality Indicators in Programs for Children from Diverse Cultures

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Module 1 of 5 (Diversity Series)

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Agreeing on an understanding of quality is especially challenging for educators working with children and families with diverse cultural backgrounds. Because of their difficulty defining quality, most researchers decide to focus on characteristics or elements that distinguish high quality from low quality. In this module, you will look first at the context in which programming is being offered, and then focus on ten established professional benchmarks of quality in early care and education to determine whether they continue to signal high quality care in settings serving diverse populations.

DIV-J14-02

Program Models That Support Children From Diverse Cultures

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Module 2 of 5 (Diversity Series)

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

Achieving quality for children does not depend on the type or nature of the administrative structures that support programming. In this module, you will have an opportunity to think about program models and consider how their differences allow them to meet the varied needs of children and families from diverse cultures, and how those differences influence professional practice. In this module, the focus shifts from individual children and families to program models that best meet the needs of children alone, or children and their parents together. Three types of models are considered. ​

DIV-J14-03

Strategies for Responding To Children From Diverse Cultures - Part 1: OR2

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Module 3 of 5 (Diversity Series)

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

This module focuses on professional practices educators and others can use to implement strategies for meeting the needs and developing the strengths of people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including young children. It relates specifically to practices associated with observing, reflecting and responding.

DIV-J14-04

Strategies for Responding To Children From Diverse Cultures - Part 2 LB2

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Module 4 of 5 (Diversity Series)

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

This module focuses on professional practices educators can use to implement strategies for meeting the needs and developing the strengths of young children, especially young children with diverse cultural backgrounds. It relates specifically to practices associated with the response process – learning, building and bridging.

DIV-J14-05

Cultural Competence: A Goal Or A Beginning?

Author: Judith Colbert, PHD

1 ECE Hour

Module 5 of 5 (Diversity Series)

Learning Continuum: Enhanced

In the twenty-first century, societies are becoming increasingly varied. As an educator, it is likely that you encounter children from a wide variety of cultures and are called on to interact effectively with children and parents who communicate best in languages other than English. People who interact well with diverse individuals and groups are often said to have “cultural competence."  In this module, we will explore ideas associated with cultural competence, safety and humility in relation to education, in an effort to characterize what is needed – and how it feels - to relate effectively with people from varied cultural backgrounds.

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