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Positive Attitudes Toward Cultural Diversity

How does an educator promote positive attitudes in children towards cultural diversity? Include resources, techniques and activities that address and promote cultural diversity.

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How does an educator promote positive attitudes in children towards cultural diversity? Include resources, techniques and activities that address and promote cultural diversity.

Pre School (ages 3 and 4) - These children are good at noticing differences among people, can classify and tend to sort based on color and size. Most of them will comment in words or actions on hair texture eye shape and other physical characteristics. At this stage, it is good to explain to them when they are ready how people got their color, hair texture, and eye shape. By age four, children begin to prefer one race as some young black children prefer white dolls over black ones as they may say that they don't like their skin color, or other physical trait. Children's thinking is limited, distorted, and inconsistent at this age and it is easy for them to believe stereotypes and form prejudices.

Kindergarten (age 5 & 6) Kindergartners are curious and continue to ask questions about why one is different from the others. They ask about physical differences and they can now begin to understand the explanations for these differences and make distinctions between members of the same racial or cultural group. These children are developing social skills and becoming more ...

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The solution discusses how an educator can promote positive attitudes in children towards cultural diversity. Resources, techniques and activities that address and promote cultural diversity are also included.

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