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1st Edition

Educating Young Children with Diverse Languages and Cultures

ISBN 9780367535087
Published December 23, 2021 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Karen N. Nemeth is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in improving early childhood education for children who are dual language/multilingual learners. She is the founder and president of Language Castle LLC, providing resources and guidance for early childhood educators and organizations in the U.S. and other countries.