Online Companion: Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms, Issues, Concepts, and Strategies, 2e

Chapter 5


On completing Chapter 5, the student will:

  1. Discuss the origins of multicultural education in the United States and the world.
  2. Identify the contributions of key individuals who advocated equity in education.
  3. Define the difference between equity and equality as it relates to education.
  4. Explain the effect of various laws and Supreme Court decisions on multicultural education.
  5. Analyze the significance of special programs for young children.

Diversity Toolbox

Multicultural Education Pioneers and Champions

Programs and Services for Young Children

Multicultural Reference Bookshelf

Díaz-Soto, L. (2002). Making a difference in the lives of bilingual/bicultural children. New York: Peter Lang.
Díaz-Rico, L., & Weed, R. (2002). The cross-cultural, language, and academia development handbook: A complete K-12 guide (3rd ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Garcia, E. (2005). Teaching and learning in two languages. Bilingualism and schooling in the United States. New York: Teachers College Press.
Moll, L. (1998). Tuning to the word: Bilingualism, literacy and the cultural mediation of thinking. National Reading Conference Yearbook, 47, 59-75.