ARPHA Proceedings 4: 699-709, doi: 10.3897/ap.e4.e0699
Folklore Tale for Young Children Precuring a Polyculture Textbook
expand article infoNatalia B. Polkovnikova, Lyudmila E. Osipenko, Sergey M. Lesin
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The development of benevolent relationships between people of different races and ethnicities living in the same areas, such as the city of Moscow is highly relevant modern issue can be beneficially addressed in early childhood. This article discusses challenges of multicultural education in Moscow preschools and kindergartens. Folk tales characterized as an early precursor of a textbook for children who do not attend a school and cannot read. The article depicts the ability of folk tales to introduce young children to different ethnic cultures such as everyday lives and households, traditions, and models of behavior. Data collected in Moscow preschools and kindergartens is presented and discussed. The objectives of this research were to study, analyze and draw conclusions from the collected data to find out what folk tales are used in preschools of multicultural Moscow. It was concluded that full potential of folk tales was never utilized in multicultural education. Furthermore, objectives to make new pedagogical technology for multicultural education based on folk tales were defined based on this study.
folk tale, multicultural education, preschool teacher, textbook