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EDUC 6357 Diversity, Development, and Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6357 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Blanchett, W. J., Klingner, J. K., & Harry, B. (2009). The intersection of race, culture, language, and disability: Implications for urban education. Urban Education, 44(4), 389–399. 

Chaudhuri, J., Easterbrooks, M. A., & Davis, C. R. (2009). The relation between emotional availability and parenting style: Cultural and economic factors in a diverse sample of young mothers. Parenting Science and Practice, 9, 277–299.

Curenton, S. M. (2006). Oral storytelling: A cultural art that promotes school readiness. YC: Young Children, 61(5), 78–88.

Lugo-Lugo, C. R., & Bloodsworth-Lugo, M. K. (2009). Look out new world, here we come?”: Race, racialization, and sexuality in four children’s animated films by disney, pixar, and dreamworks, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 9(2), 166–178.

Hall, K. W. (2008). Reflecting on our read-aloud practices: The importance of including culturally authentic literature. YC: Young Children, 63(1), 80–86.

Han, S. H. (2010). Sociocultural influence on children’s social competence: A close look at kindergarten teachers’ beliefs. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 24, 80–96. 

Hyland, N. (2010). Social justice in early childhood classrooms. What the research tells us. YC: Young Children, 65(1), 82–89.

Kirmani, M. H. (2007). Empowering culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. YC: Young Children, 62(6), 94–98.

Odom, S. L., Teferra, T., & Kaul, S. (2004). An overview of international approaches to early intervention for young children with special needs and their families. YC: Young Children, 59(5), 38-43. 

Roopnarine, J. L., Krishnakumar, A., & Xu, Y. (2009) Beliefs about mothers’ and fathers’ roles and the divisions of child care and household labor in indo-Caribbean immigrants with young children. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(2), 173–181.

Rosenfeld, M. J. (2010). Nontraditional families and childhood progress through school. Demography, 47(3), pp. 755–775.

Weis, R., & Toolis, E. E. (2010). Parenting across cultural contexts in the USA: Assessing parenting behavior in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample. Early Childhood Development and Care, 180(7), 849–867. 


Other Readings

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