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Describe three specific issues involving linguistic diversity in early childhood education.

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1. Describe three specific issues involving linguistic diversity in early childhood education.

1). Language patterns or case examples that exclude or demean any groups are an issue that needs to be rectified. Some ways teachers can do this is by:

? Using terms of equal weight when referring to parallel groups: girls and boys rather than boys and young ladies?]
? Using both she and he during discussions and in writing, and students should be encouraged to do the same?
? Recognizing that students may come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds?
? Refraining from remarks that make assumptions about your students' experiences, such as, "Now, when your parents were in college . . . "?
? Refraining from remarks that make assumptions about the nature of your students' families, such as, "Are you going to visit your parents over spring break?"
? Trying to draw case studies, examples, and anecdotes from a variety of cultural and social contexts?" (Davis, 1999, http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/diverse.htm)

2). Using the correct terminology to describe a groups is another issue. It changes over time, so a teacher must be sensitive to using the correct words in ...

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