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  • Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.
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  1. On page 8 of the book excerpt "Perceiving and Responding to Differences," Gonzalez-Mena asks the following question: Why is transformative education a better approach than simple parent education in the face of cultural differences?" Consider what you have learned about transformative education from this reading and then respond to the author's question considering not only parent education but your own education as well.

  2. The author of your text, Patricia Ramsey, calls on adults to develop a "critical consciousness" (Ramsey, 2015, p. 18). In your own words, explain what this means and why it is important?

    • Course Text: Ramsey, P. G. (2015). Teaching and learning in a diverse world: Multicultural education for young children (4th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
      • Chapter 2, "We are all Learning" (pp. 15-29, up to Challenging Children's Assumptions and Expanding their Perspectives")
      • Part II: "Contexts of Learning" (pp. 63-64)
    • Special instruction: On page 64, the author states, "Before turning to the next five chapters, ask yourself, 'Who am I?' and write down the answers as quickly as possible." Do this activity now. The list you create will be incorporated as part of your Reflective Journal Assignment at the end of this week.

     

    • Book Excerpt: Perceiving and Responding to Differences (PDF)

      Gonzalez-Mena, J. (2008). Perceiving and responding to differences. Ch. 1 in Diversity in Early Education Programs: Honoring Differences (5th Ed.). Columbus, Ohio: McGraw- Hill.
       
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