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Cultural Diversity

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
(Griffin, 2008, p.40)
''has come to mean a group of human beings who are seen (by others or by
themselves) as belonging to a separate group, different from other groups. The
grouping is mainly based on skin tone, but may also relate to colour of eyes and hair, shape of features or hair texture''
''refers not only to people's genetic origins but also
their shared heritage, traditions and language. It is a term which brings together understanding of everyone's mixed origin and inheritance of genes from many groups, rather than trying to separate people into different 'races'''
''is a judgement or opinion, often negative,
of a person or group which is made without
careful consideration of accurate relevant information. It normally leads to the view
that some people are inferior to others,
and of less worth and significance.''
''is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Anything biased generally is one-sided, and therefore lacks a neutral point of view.''
''An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.''
(Wikipedia, 2012)
(Griffin, 2008, p.44)
(Griffin, 2008, p.42)
(Griffin, 2008, p.42)
Wikipedia, (2012). Retrieved July 14, 2012, from
Griffin, S. (2008). Inclusion, equality and diversity in
working with children. Harlow, UK: Heinemann
Yahoo Education, (2009). Definition of Apartheid. Retrieved from http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/apartheid
(Yahoo Education, 2009)
Learning Outcomes:
correctly match the definitions for
key terms around cultural diversity
investigate the implications for

Kia hora te marino, whakapapa pounamu te moana
Hei huarahi ma tātou i te rangi
Aroha atu, aroha mai, tātou i a tātou katoa
Tihei Mauri Ora

Hei Mahi
In groups of 3-4 students match the envelope of words with their corresponding meanings
''consists of the attitudes and actions, often based on prejudice and deriving from stereotypes, that discriminate people because they are seen as belonging to a particular 'race' which is seen as inferior to another.''
''capable of operating successfully in both the home
environment and the dominant culture of the larger
world'' (Bredekamp, 2011, p.G-2)
Combining the cultural attitudes and customs of two , peoples, or ethnic groups.

relating to, or constituting several
cultural or ethnic groups within a
In your same groups:
-Re-write the definitions in your own words
-discuss what these key
concepts might look like and
sound like in an
earlychildhood centre
''racism is the belief that some races are superior,
based on the false idea that things like skin colour
make some people better than others''
(Bruce, Meggitt, & Grenier, 2010, p.5)
Read the case study -
'Childminder escapes jail for racial
assault on 2-year old' from this weeks reading.
Reflect on this case study from three perspectives:
-as the child
-as the parent of the child
as yourself making links to any personal
How would you feel?
What impact would this have on your self-esteem?
How would you react to this situation?
What are a child's rights?
-Promoting a child's self worth
(Bruce et al, 2010, p.11)
Hei Mahi
Using the readings you have been given in small groups read,discuss and share
guidelines for helping children to have a sense of their own worth
Guidelines for helping children to form positive images of people
guidelines for promoting a sense of belonging
Karakia whakamutunga
feeling that they matter to other people
feeling able to take an active part in things

feeling competent and skilled enough to do so
Kia tau, ki a tätou katoa
Te atawhai o tö tätou Ariki a Ihu Karaiti
Me te aroha o te Atua
Me te whiwhingatahitanga ki te wairua tapu
May we all join peacefully
Through the love and support of our Lord, Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the unity as one through the holy spirit

Bruce, T., Meggitt, C., & Grenier, J. (2010). Equality, Diversity & Rights . In Child Care & Education (pp.
1-22). London, UK: Hodder Education.

Bredekamp, S. (2011). Embracing a culturally and linguistically diverse world. In Effective practices in early childhood education: Building a foundation (pp. 165-196). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
He kōhanga pipi
He kōhanga pīpī te pāpā ka aitua
He kōhanga Pipi ike ike i te pari, ka rere i te ao.
Is the denial of equlity based on personal characteristics, such as race and colour
Is usually based on prejudice and stereotypes
The UN convention on the rights of a child
This is an international treaty that applies to all children and young people under the age of 18. It spells out the basic human rights of children everywhere. All children without discrimination have the right to:
develop to their fullest potential
be protected from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation
participate fully in family, cultural and social life
express and have their views taken into account on all matters that affect them
play, rest and enjoy leisure
Promoting opportunities through antibias practice
Promoting a sense of belonging
Valuing cultural diversity and respecting difference
Using everyday activities to explore different cultures
Encouraging children to learn what they know
Giving individual children individual help
Sharing books, songs, poems, and games
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