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Using Multicultural Resources for Teachers to Combat Racial Prejudice in the Classroom

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As the American population continues to become more diverse there is a need to provide children in early education with factual information about all ethnic groups to decrease prejudice. First, teachers must examine their own beliefs prior to implementing a multicultural approach into the curriculum. Three questions are presented that will assist teachers in evaluating their views and behaviors toward ethnic groups. Informative resources are provided for teachers to educate themselves, parents, and students. Through children's literature, instructional materials, and Internet sources, teachers can promote more positive attitudes among students and educate children to be respectful and accept the individuality of others.

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D'Angelo, A.M., Dixey, B.P. Using Multicultural Resources for Teachers to Combat Racial Prejudice in the Classroom. Early Childhood Education Journal 29, 83–87 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012516727187

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  • racial prejudice
  • early childhood
  • multicultural resources
  • ethnic groups