There are many aspects of society that can be compared when doing an analysis of three cultures: socio-economic statuses, occupations, fertility rates, diets, religions, economics, and politics are few among many. Education, and particularly early childhood education, is a fascinating topic to study when conducting a comparison because it has elements of all traits and greatly mirrors the values of the culture of that which it is present, “Preschools are sites where a variety of domains, interests, and social actors intersect. Preschool is where child rearing meets education; where the world of parents and home first meets the world of teachers and school” (Tobin, Hsueh, & Karasawa, 2009, p. 2). According to Tobin, Hsueh, and Karasawa (2009),
Tokenism occurs when cultural diversity and difference are not affirmed and embedded in everyday practices in the program (A. Kennedy, 2010, p 17). Therefore it is important to ensure that the educator understands the child’s culture as there is the potential to be more than one culture within a country, therefore it is important not to stereotype different cultures when addressing them. When discussing these cultures with children it is important to find similarities within the cultures, which will connect the children and ensure there is not any biases towards other cultures. Tokenism can be avoided through continuing to have a close relationship with families, to ensure where change within the family dynamic is occurring, continuing to undertake
The Open University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education PTD38 Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2014-2015) ASSIGNMENT 1 MY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION Student Number: 11396646 Student: CHENG KA YIU, YOYO Class: U09A Course Code: EDU4017EP Course Title: Introduction to Early Childhood Education Instructor: Ms. Hailey Chan Programme Leader: Dr. Eunice Yim Submission Date: 14 November 2014
Introduction In early childhood education, it is important for teachers to always consider and understand children and the families’ needs. Early childhood teachers cannot only work with their colleagues to face children and the families’ needs but also need to work with multi-disciplinary to collaborate the ideas with each other and discuss the best outcome for the children and the families in early childhood education setting together. So, the more explanation about the multi-disciplinary team is that teachers with different professionals such as psychologists, child social worker, police, adult social worker, health visitor or court working together to provide different services and support for children and the families’ needs. They are diverse professional groups who work together in order to collaborate, reflect, access and support children’s development, health and learning and also families' needs.
All practitioners must provide an inclusive environment that promote diversity. Inclusive practice is important in early years setting for all children whether, disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to have meet their needs met, also the EYFS frame work makes it clear to ensure that diversity of individuals is valued and respected and no child or family is discriminated again of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, background, learning difficulties, or disabilities also practitioners ensure that every child is unique who is learning and is capable, confidant and self-assured, children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and also children learn and develop in safe environment. The roles
Abstract As early childhood educators, we the teachers have differing philosophies and approaches to education of our own. There are many different types of early childhood programs. Each program is unique in its philosophies, methods, and program goals. Every one of us early childhood educators is unique in our own way, which makes each early childhood program experience different and special to everyone involved.
Cultural competency is found within different settings however, the setting which will be discussed in this paper will apply to a school setting. A school setting is where social workers “enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students” (SSWAA, n.d.). Furthermore, social workers not only work with students but also, work with parents, school administration, food department, special needs department, and school health services (nursing department). In conclusion, in this paper the culturally competent social work practice of working with the Latino community will be further discussed and analyzed.
Although, in the last 20 years, the early childhood occupation has enhanced standards and responsibility for the advancing the current early childhood educators. I desire to benefit from the field experience is more of “the hands on “method and resilient understanding about the responsibilities teachers have toward students within an inclusive classroom. Also be able to cultivate the right skills to assist needed for preschoolers with disabilities.
While collaborating with others through interactions, children learn the traditions, values, beliefs, and language of their culture. For this reason, families and educators ought to supplement children with plenty of social interaction. Vygotsky believed language is an imperative device for thought and assumes a key part in cognitive development. He introduced the
Vygotsky has six assumptions. Vygotsky thinks that its vital that children should be allowed to stretch each day and cognitively during their school day. He thinks that children perform hard tasks with the help of knowledgeable individuals. Vygotsky mentions how mental activities begin as basic social activities, and discuss how the first couple of years of a child’s life is vital for development and it’s when children thought a language becomes independent.
According to Vygotsky, the basis for learning lies within social interaction and communication. It is when a child is able to communicate, either verbally or non-verbally, that they understand the world around them through copying and internalizing new concepts. An example of this is what Vygotsky called cooperative or collaborative dialogue, when a “more knowledgeable other” assists the learner with a task. Although it sounds like a relatively basic idea, other psychologists at the time, notably Piaget, placed the source of learning within the person and not related to the people around them. As Orlando Lourenco illustrated in the article “Piaget and Vygotsky: Many resemblances, and a crucial difference,” the key difference between the two leading psychologists of the early twentieth century was the importance of the surroundings of the child.
Social and physical environments in the home and the social environment in the classroom impact early childhood development. This paper discusses: the impact of the social environment in the home on early childhood development; the possible negative impact of the physical environment on a preschool child in a Guyanese home; and the impact of a positive social environment in the early childhood classroom.
I agree with and will use Vygotsky belief that language is a way for children to exchange ideas with adults and their peers and that it is vital for cognitive development. Also Vygotsky theory that I found useful is that social activities provide the seeds from which complex cognitive processes can
Culture includes many things such as language, cuisine, dress, beliefs, ways of living, histories, traditions, customs, religion and lifestyle choices. Culture is part of who we are as an individual and who we are within the community. Culture adds to a sense of belonging which is underpinned throughout the Early Years Learning Framework. As an educator we need to respect a child’s culture as this is where they begin their sense of belonging within the world (Outcome 1- children have a strong sense of identity: children develop knowledgeable and self confident identities EYLF) Respect for diversity is also one of the principles within the Early Years Learning Framework (pg 13 EYLF).