Early Childhood and Theories Involved

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Subject Area:Education

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How do you see yourself when working with children? As a teacher working with children, I see myself as their guide. At a tender age, the children are eager to learn new things from their surrounding and during the process, it is important for me to guide them. I ensure that I pay keen attention to the needs of every child and form a relationship with children. The relationship makes children trust the guidance I offer them. What do you see as your role when working with children? My role as an educator is to ensure the young minds understand life experiences and other concepts. I take advantage of their eagerness to learn new things, and I break down points. I try to make the class interesting by using drawings, puppets, and even plays. I make it more interesting and give room for children to ask questions at the end of the class. Why is it important for educators to understand the culture and experiences children bring to the classroom? America is made up of persons from various backgrounds and with them comes the numerous experiences. Diversity has proved to be a blessing as well as a challenge to heads of learning institutions. Nonetheless, teachers try as much as possible to maintain a common ground. One method that has been adapted is recognition. Recognizing the various cultures in class prevents child sidelining. Pointing out the different cultures that exist helps the children understand one another better and work on ways to coexist with each other (Parnell, 2011).

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The experiences that children go through both at school and at home should also are addressed carefully. A child's experience is a sensitive issue that should involve teachers, parents and the entire society. Since addressing cultures and experiences goes deep into the psychological evaluation of a child, a lot of caution must be exercised to get results. For instance, a child who went through a traumatic experience may need special care and attention. Upsetting the child will only worsen the situation, and so teachers must know how to handle such a case. The child requires a strong support system at home and in school to ensure uninterrupted learning. Every now and then, parents need to follow up with their children’s studies and behavior and offer their assistance when called upon to do so.

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Parents support will make the work of teachers easier because they will get to learn from parents about a child’s interests and needs and pay attention to improving the same. Definition of Words Deconstructive Analysis Deconstructive analysis is all about breaking down a facet from all angles to allow fresh ideas to be included. Once this is done, space is created to allow discussions about social justice, equity, and fairness. Modernist What interferes with the modernist notion is the presence of knowledge. Additionally, it offers a different perspective that is beneficial when discussing laid down gender concepts (Goodley, 2007). More specifically, the theory helps when dealing with heterosexual discourses which dominate classroom discussions. In the long run, such discussion formulates what the children will regard as either right or wrong. Social Justice Theory The theory talks about how power and knowledge are connected.

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It goes further to discuss how such knowledge and power contribute to inequities surrounding race, gender, age, disability as well as race. The process taking place is what is referred to as topic formation (Unrath, 2009). The perspective gives a clear incite of manners through which racism is present in a child’s surrounding for example in systematic and marginalization. What Are The Children Saying? In the video where the children are playing ‘kitchen”, they discuss their likes and dislikes, for instance, one states that they like pepper. One of them asks if the other child sitting at the table wants more food, but she replies with a “no. ” Who is leading the play? The tutor is leading the play as she guides the children in the kitchen and watches as the girls go about their duties.

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L. Berliner. D. C (2008). Testing the Joy out of learning. Nordlund, C. Y. Postcard moments: Significant moments in teaching. Visual Arts Research, 91-105.

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