Exploring a new culture
INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES
When exploring a new culture in order to get to know a family and a child, educators may possibly inform themselves and one another through speaking with other colleagues and friends or by reading textbooks. Educators should then be sure to clarify information they have received with the families to ensure that everything is accurate.
For families and children, this familiarization can be a first step in recognizing and experiencing this diversity. This can lead to interpersonal conflicts and the need for reflection on one's own culture. For children, it may be that values which are present in the first culture (home culture) are experienced much differently in the second culture (national culture or specifically kindergarten culture).