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Diversity: Contrasting Perspectives

Resource Type

Video - Parent


"Child caring days go more smoothly and parent relations improve when staff can explore contrasting perspectives and respect those contrasts. Designed to spark dialogue, this video depicts variations on themes of independence, interdependence, and individuality in the delicate issues involved in day-to-day caregiving. What we believe about the best learning environment depends on our experience and our understanding of what children need. For some, early independence is a primary value. For others, interdependence--helping others and being helped--matters more. Questions addressed include: Are there rights and wrongs when it comes to sleeping, eating, playing and learning? How can teachers "educate" parents when there are so many ideas on how to do things?" -Child Development Media, Inc.


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21), Adulthood (22+)




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