A blog designed to discuss issues in the field of early childhood services.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Hopes and goals for the future
The hope I have for working with families of diverse backgrounds is understanding. I hope to be able understand their hopes and desires for their child and how I can work respectfully to build those goals. Working for Head Start for the past twenty years, I thought I had a great understanding of diversity. The reading and assignments in the last 8 weeks have opened my eyes to how blind to diversity I truly was. I hope to go forth on my journey with both eyes wide open.
One goal I would set for the EC field in general is to keep working towards social justice and equity for all. I have always said that hatred is taught, it is not something we are born with. If we as teachers make a conscious effort to teach diversity, tolerance and respect, maybe we can impact how the next few generations go out and interact with the world. The global society is becoming more and more the norm in business and politics. We do not exist in a bubble, not as individual,families, or countries. I would like very much to be part of the professions that help alleviate social injustice.and discrimination.
I want to thank everyone for sharing their diverse views on this subject. Someone once told me, "I don't wish you pain but I wish you growth". I think that as we continue on your journey of growth there will be pain as we examine our thoughts and past experiences. I really feel like I have brown through this class.