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Document Number: 9723

The Changing Face of the United States: The Influence of Culture on Early Childhood Development - A paper by ZERO TO THREE examines the increasing cultural diversity in the United States and its implications for early education professionals. The author raises the challenging question of how to address instances when conventional understanding of "best practices" and "healthy" development conflicts with beliefs and behaviors of minority cultures. Included is an extensive bibliography of early childhood studies that include culturally diverse children in their samples. (Bell Maschinot, Zero to Three, 2008)...

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