Educating Young Children with Diverse Languages and Cultures
This comprehensive textbook prepares early childhood educators to effectively work with and support young children (ages 0-8) with diverse languages, cultures, and learning needs. With a multipurpose, multilevel format, this dynamic resource focuses on the central role of language development and culture in all aspects of learning. Adaptable chapters cover curriculum, family involvement, co-teaching, classroom environment and more, and feature both brief and deeper study versions of the material, alongside a wealth of case examples and implementation strategies. Accompanied by an online instructor’s manual, this ground-breaking text is an ideal resource for students and educators in early childhood and second language education, and all fields that work with young children, and all fields that work with young children.
1. Introduction 2. Language Development 3. Getting Started 4. Curriculum 5. Meeting Individual Needs 6. Environment and Materials 7. Family and Community 8. Co-Teaching, Collaborating, and Working with Specialists 9. Professionalism 10. What Administrators, Supervisors, and Instructors Need to Know