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As this course comes to an end, I truly hope that I have learned enough and become sufficiently aware to make the necessary adjustments in my attitude, thinking and approaches in order to make any encounter I may have with children and families of diverse backgrounds a successful one. I would sincerely hope that I … Continue reading Professional Hopes and Goals
A Family from Maldova is made welcome at a Child Care Centre A picture of the Moldovan country side. As the child care provider who will most often interface with the child and this family, there are several things which would be done to culturally prepare for this family. (i) Participate in a meeting … Continue reading Welcoming Families from around the World
Growing up in Jamaica provides its own complex relationship with class-ism more than anything else and issues related to poverty and social status. Racism was not the primary issue of oppression but there was and still is some ‘reprogramming’ needed in terms of how ‘black people’ see themselves in relation to the rest of the … Continue reading The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice and Oppression
While living in Japan, I met several persons from various countries and varying backgrounds. Many Japanese people wanted to touch my hair and actually asked permission to do so which was fine with me. The other ‘foreigners’ however hardly ever asked or waited for permission before touching my hair. I used to be annoyed and … Continue reading Practicing Awareness of Microaggressions