National Black Child Development Institute annual conference

US-based National Black Child Development Institute will hold their 38th annual conference “Our Future: Children in a Global Village” Oct 25-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sessions of interest to readers may include a series of workshops under the category of Cultural Diversity and Culturally Relevant Competence. From the conference website, this description:

As a nation with increasing cultural and linguistic diversity, successfully addressing these issues in the context of our work with children and families, our organizations, and our interactions with colleagues and other professionals, is an important element of quality.  Workshop presentations will address issues that seek to improve our understanding, knowledge, and skills related to cultural diversity and culturally competent practice, including such topics as:

– Bilingual education for early childhood & K-8
– Anti-bias education and anti-racism training
– Culturally-based education
– Teacher preparation for a culturally diverse society
– Effective parental involvement
– Language and literacy for english language learners
– Appropriate assessment for culturally diverse children
– Family values in diverse families.