CHS236 Home School & Community
Unit 4 Discussion
Knowledge about family diversity, strengths, and structures is critical for teachers and human service providers serving families with young children. Hopefully this course has helped you to gain new insights for understanding and supporting families.
Now, please read “In Hartford, A Call For 'Cultural Competence' In Schools” (Hartford Courant), and “Addressing Differences: How Can You Deal with Issues of Race, Class, and Culture?" ( Beyond the Bake Sale, Chapter 6), reflect on specific ways to ensure culturally competent practices with children and families. Please react to the following questions:
What are educators and service providers’ ethical responsibilities? (Recall the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.)
How might you use the checklist “How Well is Your School Bridging Racial, Class, and Cultural Differences?" (Beyond the Bake Sale, pages 146-149)
What additions might you make to the checklist to further ensure culturally competent practices?
Provide substantive comments to at least three classmates.