Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Early Childhood Training Center A statewide project to provide support and training to all staff working with young children and their families Cultural Diversity Including resources on income and poverty issues This is a selected listing of titles available on this topic. These materials are available from the Early Childhood Training Center 9s Media Center To request any of these materials, contact the Media Center at 402/597-4826.
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William J. Kriedler and Lisa Furlong, 1999, Cambridge, MA: Educators for Social Responsibility. This book features hundreds of hands-on activities for school-age children that teach creative conflict resolution skills.
Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children . Louise Derman-Sparks and the A.B.C. Task Force, 1989, Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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address bias in themselves and in children. Appreciating Diversity through Children 9s Literature . Meredith McGowan, Tom McGowan, and Pat Wheeler, 1994, Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc.<br><br> Activities based on children 9s literature that focus on four types of diversity: age, gender, physical ability, and ethnicity. Designed to help children from kindergarten through age three not only understand but value people 9s differences. Child Poverty in America.<br><br> Children 9s Defense Fund, 1996, Washington, DC: Author. Basic facts about child poverty are addressed in this thought-provoking book along with suggestions for what America can do to eliminate it. Creative resources for the anti-bias classroom , Nadia Saderman Hall, 1999, Albany, NY: Delmar.<br><br> Assisting child care and early education communities in implementing anti-bias programming is the purpose of this book. Activities, benchmarks, and resources are developmentally grounded and responsive to children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse. The Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers .<br><br> Karen Miller, 1996, Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House . Learn effective strategies for addressing the most challenging problems you may encounter as a teacher, such as the death of a domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and natural disasters. Chapters for each crisis include describing the problem, insights from child development, when to seek help, how to respond, and suggestions of organizations and individuals you can turn to for help.<br><br> Cultural Diversity and Early Education . Deborah Phillips and Nancy A. Crowell, Editors, 1994, Washington, DC: National Academy Press.<br><br> This is a report of a 1993 workshop on culture and diversity in schools. Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families . Eleanor W.<br><br> Lynch and Marci J. Hanson, editors, 1998, Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.<br><br> This text supports professionals and students in understanding and accommodating the needs of diverse populations with insights from authors representing many different cultures. Everybody Cooks Rice. Norah Dooley, 1991, Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, Inc.<br><br> A children 9s book about a little girl who searches her multiethnic neighborhood for her little brother and finds out that everybody cooks rice. Festivals Together: A Guide to Multicultural Celebration . Sue Fitzjohn, Minda Weston, and Judy Large, 1993, Gloucestershire, UK: Hawthorn Press.<br><br> Includes stories, songs, recipes, crafts, and activities for observing special days throughout the year according to traditions based in many different cultures. Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Gay Parents, Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust , Virginia Casper and Stephen Schultz, 1999.<br><br> New York, Teachers College Press. Based on research that includes perspectives from all involved, this book delves into such issues as communication, homophobia, gender and gender roles, and connecting children 9s family experiences with school experiences. Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions From Around the World .<br><br> MaryAnn F. Kohl and Jean Potter, 1998, Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House Inc. Over 135 arts and crafts projects from all parts of the world.<br><br> Each project is complete with a map showing the geographic location of its source and information on its culture and history. Globalchild: Multicultural Resources for Young Children . Maureen Cech, 1991, Menlo Park, CA: Addison Wesley.<br><br> Multicultural stories, activities, and recipes, along with resources for teachers and parents can be found in this book. Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Build Cultural Awareness and Global Respect . Susan Milord, 1992, Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing.<br><br> Hands Around the World breaks the year into weekly themes with daily activities that celebrate diverse cultural traditions. Helping Children Love Themselves and Others: A Professional Handbook for Family Day Care. The Children 9s Foundation, 1990, Washington, DC.<br><br> This resource for family child care providers offers suggestions for integrating anti-bias, multicultural beliefs and activities into daily activities. How Culture Shapes Social-Emotional Development: Implications for Practice in Infant-Family Programs , Monimalika Day and Rebecca Parlakian, 2003, Washington, DC: Zero to Three. Designed for program leaders and practitioners, this resource looks at how culture shapes children.<br><br> Specifically, it examines the impact that culture has on children 9s learning about themselves, their emotions, and their interactions with others. Kids Count in Nebraska: 2002 Report . Voices for Children in Nebraska, 2002, Omaha, NE: Author.<br><br> Data in seven areas of child health and well-being are reviewed in this report. Indicators include: early care and education, health, child abuse and neglect, out of home care, education, economic well-being, and juvenile justice. More Diversity Icebreakers: A Trainer 9s Guide , Selma Meyers and Jonamay Lamberty, 1998, Amherst, MA, Diversity Resources.<br><br> The goal of this guide is to provide short experiential activities that can be used as icebreakers to increase awareness of diversity and its influence in the workplace. It can also be sued to introduce diversity topics and concepts, warm up a group, lead into more in-depth activities, or close a workshop. Multicultural Issues in Child Care .<br><br> Janet Gonzalez-Mena, 1997, Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co. Designed to increase caregiver sensitivity to different cultural child care practices and values, the authors present ways to improve understanding and communication between caregivers and parents. My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement , Juan Williams, 2004.<br><br> New York: Sterling Publishing. This book presents the stories of men and women who have been profoundly transformed by their experiences with the civil rights movement. These stories tell us about individuals who, through sacrifice and risk, took direct action to create a better America.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Outside the Dream: Child Poverty in America . Stephen Shames.<br><br> 1991, Washington, DC: Children 9s Defense Fund. From 1984 to 1989, photographer Stephen Shames devoted himself to a major photographic study, which chronicles the lives of the one out of five children in the United States who live in poverty. During his documentation, Shames intimately experienced daily existence in welfare hotels and abandoned buildings; he documented children living in cars, seeking shelter in churches, and struggling to survive without electricity or water.<br><br> Introduction by Jonathan Kozol. A Place to Begin: Working with Parents on Issues of Diversity , Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena, 1999, Sacramento, CA: California Tomorrow. This user-friendly binder is rich with information, anecdotes, exercises, tools, and handouts for parents and staff.<br><br> This training and staff resource includes handouts in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Positively Different: Creating a Bias-Free Environment for Young Children . Ana Consuelo Matiella, 1991, Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates.<br><br> Suggestions for elementary school teachers, parents, and other caregivers of children to age ten can be found in this resource for creating a supportive, bias-free learning environment in the classroom or home. The Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers, Trainer 9s Manual, Module IV: Culture, Family, and Providers . Center for Child and Family Studies, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1995, Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.<br><br> This manual includes a series of lesson plans to help trainers implement the Far West Laboratory 9s program for both family care and center programs, focusing on caregiver-parent relationships and providing culturally sensitive care. Also see the videotape, Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care , available in both English and Spanish. The Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers, Infant Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care.<br><br> Center for Child and Family Studies, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1995, Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education. Seven articles written by experts in infant/toddler development, multicultural education, and cultural sensitivity to assist caregivers in becoming more culturally sensitive. Also includes a section on suggested resources.<br><br> Remember the Children: Mothers Balance Work and Child Care under Welfare Reform . Bruce Fuller, 2000, Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. A four-year study of single mothers entering new welfare program was initiated, with the purpose of finding out how the upbringing and development of children may be altered by the unprecedented push on their mothers to leave home, find child care, and hold down a job.<br><br> This book shares the results. Roots and Wings: Affirming Culture in Early Childhood Programs, 2 nd Edition . Stacey York, 2003, St.<br><br> Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. Roots and Wings is an approach to multicultural education that seeks to give children cthe support of being rooted in their culture and the strength to soar beyond prejudice and discrimination. d Includes activities that shape respectful attitudes toward differences, ideas for integrating cultural awareness into the home or curriculum, and more. The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom , Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, editors, 2004, New York: The New Press.<br><br> This book provides a powerful and sophisticated reminder that words can indeed to as much damage as sticks and stones. It takes the discussion of language in the classroom and presents thoughtful explorations of examples and alternatives related to the many forms of English. Lessons for understanding and for more effective teaching come across very clearly.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures , Anne Fadiman, 1997, New York: Noonday Press. The clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lisa Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy, is chronicled in this book.<br><br> Although both parents and medical staff want the best for Lisa, the lack of understanding between them leads to tragedy. Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades . Teaching Tolerance Project, 1997, Montgomery Alabama: Southern Poverty Law Center.<br><br> Starting Small profiles seven classrooms in which equality and tolerance are actively taught. It also provides research-based essays addressing specific aspects of teaching tolerance and practical ideas for incorporating these concepts into classroom activities. A video kit by the same title is also available.<br><br> State of America 9s Children, 2002 Yearbook . Children 9s Defense Fund, 2001, Washington, DC: Author. This is the Children 9s Defense Fund 9s annual publication which looks at statistics related to family income, child health, child care, education, children and families in crisis, juvenile justice and youth development, and national trends.<br><br> It includes a state-by-state account on such topics as child support enforcement, teen birth rates, health insurance coverage, and firearm deaths. Teacher Talk: Multicultural Lesson Plans for the Elementary Classroom . Deborah B.<br><br> Eldridge, 1998, Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Multicultural lesson plans for the elementary classrooms that incorporate history, geography, science, math, literature, and the arts are provided. Learning objectives, materials listings, at-home extensions, assessments, bibliographies, and more are included.<br><br> Teaching Old Logs New Tricks: More Absurdities and Realities, Michael Giangreco, 2000, Minnetonka, MN: Peytral Publications. This is a delightful and relevant volume of cartoons for instructional use. Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach , Louise Derman-Sparks, Carol Brunson Phillips and Asa Hilliard, III, 1997, New York: Teachers College Press.<br><br> Based on the authors 9 20 years of experience teaching anti-racism to adults, this book provides both a conceptual framework and a chow to d guide for faculty who want to adapt anti-racism education for their programs. Tribes: A Process for Social Development and Cooperative Learning . Jeanne Gibbs, 1987, Santa Rosa, CA: Center Source Publications...<br><br> Explains the theory and details instructions for building cooperative learning groups. Includes activities, a resource list, bibliography, and information on training. Using Children 9s Literature to Learn About Disabilities and Illness, Joan K.<br><br> Blaska, 1996, Moorhead, MN: Practical Press. Developed for practitioners who work with young children with or without disabilities, this book is designed to promote awareness of diversity of ability. Contents include reviews of 130 children 9s books published since 1980 that include a character with an illness or disability.<br><br> Valuing Diversity: The Primary Years. Janet Brown McCracken, 1993, Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. Analyzes the effectiveness of classroom resources available to children in creating an environment that accurately and positively portrays diversity, and suggests ways to incorporate diversity into the curriculum.<br><br> Videos for Understanding Diversity: A Core Selection and Evaluative Guide . Gregory Stevens, 1993, Chicago: American Library Association. A guide to videos and their effective use in the classroom, includes in-depth reviews, advice for discussion, preparation, and background study, and ordering information.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. What is Taught, and How, to the Children of Poverty 4Interim Report from a Two-Year Investigation . Michael S.<br><br> Knapp, 1991, Washington, DC: US Department of Education. The author ssesses these questions: What departures from conventional wisdom are being tried in schools serving children of poverty? Which of these approaches show promise for boosting students 9 mastery of advanced basic skills?<br><br> What combination of factors in the school, district, and state supports the introduction of promising instructional approaches? Words Can Hurt You: Beginning a Program of Anti-Bias Education . Barbara J.<br><br> Thomson, 1993, Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley. This collection of activities for children from preschool to grade three is designed to integrate multiculturalism into existing curricula. Working with African-American Families: A Guide to Resources .<br><br> Carolyn Ash, 1994, Chicago, IL: Family Resource Coalition. Lists hundreds of resources for African American children, youth, and families, including national and regional programs, parent involvement, multicultural education, literature, scholarships, and more. A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society, Carol Coppel, 2003, Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.<br><br> This collection of 45 articles is focused on ways of working with young children and their families that are truly responsive to diversity. Culture, religion, disability, sexual orientation, language and socioeconomic status are some of the issues that are addressed to encourage respect and understanding. The articles are short enough to be useful for independent reading, teaching, or staff development, yet are long enough to inspire learning and discussion.<br><br> Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 . Chip Wood, 1997, Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. Concise descriptions of the universal characteristics of children at different ages are offered in the context of their developmental needs in the classroom.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. VIDEOTAPES The Anti-Bias Curriculum . A successful approach is presented for integrating education about diversity into early childhood classrooms.<br><br> Young children are helped to develop positive concepts and attitudes about gender, race/ethnicity and disabilities as well as critical thinking skills for challenging bias. Based on Louise Derman-Sparks 9 book, The Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Children . 15 minutes.<br><br> 1988. Childhood . This set of seven videos presents an insightful and richly textured look at the influences that shape us as individuals and as members of the families and societies in which we are raised.<br><br> Childhood is considered from personal, scientific, historical and cultural perspectives through 12 families on 5 continents. 1991. Each is 57 minutes.<br><br> Program 1: Great Expectations . Highlights include witnessing births in Russia, America and Brazil to show how different societies approach this universal, yet unique experience. Program 2: Louder Than Words .<br><br> The roots of personality, present from birth, are examined. Jerome Kagan shows why shyness and sociability have a distinct biological component. Explores how parents 9 expectations and actions shape a child 9s behavior and character.<br><br> Program 3: Love 9s Labors . This video explores the fascinating period between 6 months and 3 hears, when almost every day brings startling evidence of rapid maturation in brain and body 4 improving coordination, increased mobility, the acquisition of language, and an emerging sense of self. We discover how babies and infants are not powerless, but are instead active participants in a world they affect and change almost from birth.<br><br> Program 4: In the Land of Giants . This video features 3- to 5-year-olds learning the social and psychological intricacies of family life. Observer Urie Bronfenbrenner characterizes the family as cthe most efficient means for making human beings human. d As the wider world affects the family, the family teaches children how to view and cope with that wider world at they increasingly interact with it at child care and school.<br><br> Program 5: Life 9s Lessons . This program explores life between the ages of 5 and 7, marked by the phenomenon known as the c5-7 shift. d This change is demonstrated by new abilities and behaviors as children move away from the intimacy of home and family to enter the wider arena of school and work. In a sequence showing the first day of school in several countries, the program shows how such universal milestones are recognized by different cultures and what research says makes for effective education.<br><br> Program 6: Among Equals . Explores the importance of peer relationships as a crucial component of development. Peers provide a context for working out moral dilemmas, social relationships, and for developing a strong self-identity.<br><br> Children often participate in youth and team sports 4 games that sometimes become rehearsals for life. We see how boys usually play in distinctive ways with boys, and girls with girls. Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team.<br><br> Program 7: The House of Tomorrow . This video, the last of the series, looks at emotional and physical transformations that characterize puberty and adolescence. The program shows how that biological metamorphosis 4 when boys become men and girls become women 4 is marked in various cultures.<br><br> Whether adolescence is a time of stress or manageable change, we see it critically depends upon how parents and teachers respond to a child 9s uniqueness throughout the years of childhood. Children at the Center: Reflective Teachers at Work offers a first hand look at how teachers in two early childhood programs have begun to shift their thinking and practice to become more authentically child-centered. Includes a viewer's guide.<br><br> 24 minutes. 1997. Children of the World.<br><br> In this series, the Children of the World Society takes a look at the transition period when children move away from just the family environment into a broader society. Produced in five countries (Ireland, Italy, Brazil, China and the United States) the series focuses on the specifics of early childhood education in that culture. With an understanding of how children develop in different cultures, teachers, parents, politicians, business professionals and citizens in general will gain insight into our expanding world society.<br><br> Each program is 30 minutes in length. 2002. Children of the World, Program 1: The Children of Italy relates the strong direct involvement of the local community in supporting early childhood programs.<br><br> Many local governments have programs that allow all families to place their children in early education programs. Children of the World, Program 2: The Children of Ireland describes the close relationship between the church and state in creating educational programs. Public school funding comes almost exclusively from the national government and the local priest is often a strong participant in school activities.<br><br> Children of the World, Program 4: The Children of China shows how both national politics and parental hopes are important in shaping the transition from home to school. In 1979, China passed the one child per family policy, which has changed the way the typical parents socialize their children. Children of the World, Program 5: The Children of the United States illustrates the great diversity within the culture as well as the influence of family mobility on early childhood programs.<br><br> Cultural Competency Awareness Training, Programs 1 and 2 . This 2-part video was developed as a project of the Nebraska Interagency Coordinating Council, in which Gargi Sodowski, Yassi Juo-Jackson, and Gary Lloya offer information on their personal experiences in a pluralistic society. Other information and activities on cultural awareness are also presented.<br><br> Part 1 4 1 hour, 25 minutes; Part 2 4 35 minutes. 1995. Diversity and Communication .<br><br> In this video, early childhood teachers role-play situations involving conflicts between early childhood teachers and parents with the goal of exploring how to support developmentally appropriate practice while remaining responsive to differences. This videotape focuses on differences in cultures and age. 25 minutes.<br><br> 1996. Diversity and Conflict Management . Two main issues are addressed in this video: cultural differences and values, and techniques for improving communication.<br><br> This videotape looks at problem-solving techniques to lessen miscommunication. Teachers role-play situations and then take the opportunity to explain the roles they played. 25 minutes.<br><br> 1996. Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care .<br><br> What happens to the influence of a family and culture when children move into child care? Do the cultural connections continue? It is important that their early childhood care providers seriously consider these questions.<br><br> This video looks at 10 keys to culturally consistent child care. Available in both English and Spanish. 36 minutes.<br><br> 1992. Everybody's Ethnic: Your Invisible Culture . Culture is like eye color; it is obvious to anyone who sees you, but you cannot see the color of your own eyes without some kind of reflection.<br><br> This video helps viewers to hold a mirror to their own cultures. Discover yourself by exploring other cultures. 21 minutes, 2001.<br><br> Free Indeed: Of White Privileges and How We Play the Game . This video is a video drama about racism that challenges white viewers to think about the privileges that come with being white in North America. In the drama, four white, middle-class young adults play a card game as the prerequisite for doing a service project for a black Baptist church.<br><br> The game leads to a discussion about the privileges white people have. Rather than encouraging guilt, viewers find suggestions for examining old assumptions and beginning the process of dismantling racism. 23 minutes, 1995.<br><br> The Goose Story . This short video tells the story of how geese have developed a model of teamwork and cooperation that can be an inspiration to even the most cynical. 4 minutes, 1992.<br><br> This video can also be viewed online at www.trc.edu/gstory.html . Humane Instruction with Multicultural Learners: A Motivational Speech for Educators. Dr.<br><br> James Boyer provides interesting statistics and other useful information for working with all populations. His message is that we should realize we are not teaching content areas, we are teaching people. 45 minutes, 1991.<br><br> It 9s in Every One of Us . This video, a powerful reminder of our common humanity, blends heartwarming images of our global family with music and lyrics that celebrate the human spirit. It is guaranteed to fill the viewer with love, respect and compassion.<br><br> 5 minutes. 1987. Myth of Race .<br><br> Several centuries ago, "race" as we know it did not exist. This video traces the history of the social construct of race from its beginnings in European politics and anthropology to its continuing destructive effects today. While the social construct of race is founded on biological myth, its power to control who is "on top" remains powerful.<br><br> 19 minutes, 2000. Project CRAFT: Cultural, Responsive and Family Focused Training . This video is specifically designed for instructors who are preparing early childhood service providers to work with culturally diverse children, particularly those with disabilities, and their families.<br><br> The tape addresses: stereotypes and the media, cultural diversity, family values, relationship building, communication styles, and language acquisition. Includes a facilitator 9s guide. Recommended for teacher training, staff in-services, professional development and general audiences.<br><br> 64 minutes, 1997. The Shadow of Hate . This video spans three centuries to examine this country 9s ongoing struggle to live up to its ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all.<br><br> Through documentary footage and eyewitness reports, viewers are given a powerful perspective on historical events from the ordinary people who lived through them. 40 minutes. 1995.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Sights and Sounds of Children. This series was produced by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation in connection with the International Association for the Evaluation of Education Achievement Preprimary Project, an international study examining the nature, quality, and effects of children 9s experiences prior to formal schooling.<br><br> The project spanned 15 countries. 1994. In Belgium .<br><br> Settings represent nursery schools in French-speaking Belgium, the type of setting attended by 95 percent of Belgium 9s 2 1/2 to 6-year-olds. 46 minutes. In China .<br><br> Observes daily events in four kindergartens typical of urban and rural settings. 43 minutes. In Finland .<br><br> In Finland, 24 percent of four-year-olds attend child care centers, and 31 percent attend family child care homes. Events in three settings are presented. 56 minutes.<br><br> In Greece . In Greece, 58 percent of preschool age children attend kindergartens, and 30 percent attend child care centers. The remaining children are cared for at home.<br><br> Settings are public or private kindergartens and child care centers. 45 minutes. In Hong Kong .<br><br> In Hong Kong, 90 percent of children attend kindergartens, and 10 percent attend child care centers. Since the kindergartens provide only half-day programs, many children spend their afternoons at home in the care of a parent, other relative, or hired caregiver. Events are shown in all three settings.<br><br> 46 minutes. In Indonesia . In Indonesia, 10 percent of 4-year-olds attend 2-hour preschools; 30 percent attend full-day child care centers, and 50 percent attend 2-hour lay group programs.<br><br> Three settings are presented. 46 minutes. In Italy .<br><br> In Italy, approximately half of the children served attend state preschools, and half attend non-state preschools run by local governments, religious bodies, or private individuals or organizations. Two state preschools are visited. 41 minutes.<br><br> In Nigeria . In Nigeria, about 8 percent of 4-year-olds attend kindergartens, nursery schools, or child care centers. The remaining 92 percent stay with some form of home care by parent, relative, or nanny; therefore data about home care was collected for this country.<br><br> Four different classrooms at a university kindergarten are also depicted. 52 minutes. In Poland .<br><br> In Poland, almost all 4-year-olds attend public or private kindergartens. This video records daily events in three kindergartens typical of those visited by this project. 52 minutes.<br><br> In Romania . In Romania, almost all preschool-aged children are enrolled in publicly run, tuition-free kindergartens. These kindergartens fall into two types: half day programs and full day programs.<br><br> Three kindergartens are shows. 45 minutes. In Slovenia .<br><br> This video represents a sampling of publicly sponsored full-day child care programs/kindergartens, public and private, attended by 52 percent of preschool aged children in Slovenia. The remaining percentage is at home. Events in two kindergartens are shown.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. In South Korea . This video records daily events in an all-day center and a half-day kindergarten.<br><br> In South Korea, all kindergartens are under the direction of the Ministry of Education. Child care centers, directed by the Ministry of Welfare, usually provide full-day programs so they can accommodate children of working parents or low income families. In Spain .<br><br> This video represents pre-primary settings throughout Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain in the northeaster part of the Iberian Peninsula. The three setting represented are public and private pre-primary schools, which are attended by 100 percent of the 4-year-olds. 54 minutes.<br><br> In Thailand . In Thailand, 12 percent of 4-year-olds attend organized facilities such as public and private kindergartens, preprimary classes, and child care centers. The remaining 88 percent are in home care.<br><br> Four settings are presented. 48 minutes. In the United States .<br><br> Daily events in three Midwest settings are depicted: a Head Start, a for-profit child care center, a family child care home, and a privately run program. 52 minutes. Start Seeing Diversity: The Basic Guide to an Anti-Bias Classroom .<br><br> This video helps teachers recognize and address bias by illustrating one community's effort to create a responsive child care program. It summarizes the goals of anti-bias work, and then addresses six areas of bias: age, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, physical abilities, and race and ethnicity. Extensive study guide includes discussion questions and handouts.<br><br> Closed Captioned. 45 minutes, 1999. Starting Points is a video series for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse young children.<br><br> The series acknowledges struggles faced by educators as they struggle to meet the needs of their children, and focuses primarily on assisting mainstream teachers to develop attitudes and create environments, practices, and routines that best welcome and support young diverse learners to our classrooms. Starting Points, Program 1: I Don't Know Where To Start . cI don 9t know where to start, d is something many teachers say and others feel as they have more and more culturally and linguistically diverse young children entering their classrooms.<br><br> At the same time, children coming into classrooms often feel overwhelmed, and under stress. This videotape validates teachers' issues and concerns, and then highlights commonly-used strategies and shows how teachers use these strategies very intentionally in their efforts to support diverse young children. 33 minutes, 2002.<br><br> Starting Points, Program 2: Getting Your Message Across is the second training video in this series. This program teaches key communication strategies that support children in making sense of language. Powerful classroom scenes show how to use these strategies during a variety of daily activities.<br><br> 35 minutes, 2002. Starting Points, Program 3: Bringing Language Alive is the third video in the Starting Points series. These programs are designed for preservice and in-service training of teachers and caregivers working with children from three to eight years.<br><br> Bringing Language Alive teaches core elements of first and second language acquisition through vivid classroom scenes and clear, compelling examples. Teachers share their hard--won knowledge and demonstrate best practice strategies that support all children in acquiring language and building literacy. 45 minutes, 2003.<br><br> Updated 2/1/05 by the Early Childhood Training Center Cultural Diversity Print Team. Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and Early Grades . This videotape visits five equity education programs within the United States, and is designed to promote staff discussion and personal reflection on effective ways of fostering respect for differences.<br><br> Included with the videotape is a 250 page book, which centers on real classroom stories. Segments include information on racial differences, respect for cultural differences, gender awareness, physical disabilities and heroes. Includes a companion text.<br><br> Schools can request a copy free of charge by sending a written request on school letterhead to: Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 . 58 minutes. 1997.<br><br> A Three-Way Conversation: Effective Use of Cultural Mediators, Interpreters and Translators . Given the increasing diversity of families in our society, professionals need to understand how to effectively support families to ensure that quality services are provided. This tape explores key considerations by listening to families' and professionals' descriptions of effective uses of cultural mediators, interpreters, and translators in a variety of educational and intervention settings.<br><br> 20 minutes, 1999. We All Belong: Multicultural Child Care that Works. Come and visit the Sydney Lady Gowrie Child Center in Sydney, Australia, as the program director leads a tour of this exciting center that has transformed diversity into a creative force for children.<br><br> Learn the basic principles they followed to build an authentically multicultural program. 26 minutes, 1993. The Whole Child, #10: Respecting Diversity examines how prejudice develops in both children and adults, and promotes the principle of equity in dealing with children.<br><br> This program shows how to recognize and respect cultural differences. 30 minutes. 1997.<br><br> World Song . This video is a joyful kaleidoscope of images that celebrate the common humanity that unifies us all. Focusing on everyday events in the lives of people from different cultures, this video elevates our shared experience beyond the geopolitical and cultural boundaries that seem to divide us.<br><br> From Omaha to Omsk and Beijing to Bern, parents celebrate the birth of children; kids learn to ride bikes; successive generations break bread around the dinner table; children agonize over awkward haircuts; and families witness first love, marriage, birth, and death. World Song travels the globe and brings back pictures of the little events that make our lives special. 15 minutes.<br><br> 1992. CD-ROMs Parallels in Time , Minnesota Governor 9s Council on Developmental Disabilities, 1996. Minneapolis: Author.<br><br> This CD-ROM includes six hours of training on the history of disabilities and the treatment of people with disabilities from ancient to modern times. This unique resource features a quiz on the treatment of individuals with disabilities through the ages, print material, and numerous historically significant video and audio clips. Each page is also linked to an audio reading of that page.<br><br> JOURNALS Teaching Tolerance is a bi-annual publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center and focuses on providing information to educators on the anti-bias issues and related educational material. The Early Childhood Training Center keeps five years of back issues of this publication. <br><br>