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Wilma Robles de Melendez, Ph.D., is an associate professor of early childhood education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has over two decades of experience in the field of early childhood and is a specialist in multicultural education issues and practices. An active member of state and national early childhood associations, she has written and published several articles in education journals as well as another text with Vesna (Ostertag) Beck for Delmar Learning: TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY EDUCATION. Vesna Beck, Ed.D., was a university administrator and professor at the community college and university levels for over 40 years. During her 24-year tenure at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she was the administrator of the doctoral program in organizational leadership and professor in the Master of Science in early childhood education where she taught research and assessment courses. Vesna's partnership with Wilma, that began more than two decades ago, resulted in two books, many workshops, conference presentations, teacher training, and journal publications. Vesna is the co-author (with Wilma Robles de Melendez) of TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY EDUCATION.
This text provides our students with a comprehensive understanding of multicultural education and diversity. [It] does a thorough job of providing and scaffolding historical and critical background information necessary for early childhood educators. Students will engage with content that is relevant and meaningful to a successful multicultural education. The text also challenges the reader to think critically about approaches to meeting the needs of diverse and mono-cultural classroom settings. One of the best books in the field. It is easy to read and it provides lot of practical ideas and tips to be used in class.