ERIC Number: ED171372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Creating a Bilingual-Bicultural Learning Environment for Young Children. Bilingual/Bicultural Child Development Associte Pilot Project: Module IV.
This volume, the fourth in a series of 16, contains the learning module which focuses on creating a cultural learning environment in a competency based bilingual/bicultural Child Development Associate (CDA) preschool teacher training program. The module aims at providing the CDA trainee with the skills and knowledge to promote Mexican American preschool children's learning of their own culture through the use of cultural materials in the classroom environment. The organization of the classroom into learning centers is recommended. The first section includes recommendations for the general appearance of the classroom. Following chapters deal with different learning centers: the manipulative equipment center, the art center, the science center, the book and language center, the music center, the role-playing center and the block center. Each chapter includes a pre-test, a discussion of the center in question, suggestions for trainee learning activities and a posttest. The rationale for the specific learning centers, and the methods and strategies for implementation, are discussed. This module deals with aspects of CDA Competencies 1, 2, and 4. (BH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Child Caregivers, Classroom Environment, Competency Based Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Methods, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Learning Modules, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Our Lady of the Lake Univ., San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: CDA; CDA Competency 1; CDA Competency 2; CDA Competency 4; Child Development Associate; Texas (San Antonio)
Note: For other modules in this series, see ED 170 035-043 and PS 010 527-533