ERIC Number: ED171375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Helping Young Children Develop Language Skills in a Bilingual-Multicultural Environment. Bilingual/Bicultural Child Development Associate Pilot Project: Module VII.
Coleman, Joyce H.
This Child Development Associate (CDA) training module, the seventh in a series of 16, focuses on preparing trainees in a bilingual/bicultural preschool teacher training program to help Spanish speaking children to develop language skills in their native tongue and English. The text of the module deals with (1) the developmental principles of language, (2) the importance of language development, (3) characteristics of language development, (4) factors which influence language development, (5) language and the language minority child, (6) second language learning and (7) the sequence of first language development. The module includes trainee learning activities, a pre-test and a posttest of the trainee's understanding of the material, and a language skills checklist for assessing children's language development. The module focuses on the specific behjaviors which directly relate to the functional area of language within CDA Competency 2: advancing the child's physical and intellectual competence. (BH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Child Caregivers, Communicative Competence (Languages), Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Modules, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Training
Dr. John Sullivan, Department of Education, Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78285 (5 pages of Skills Checklist only; Module VII, BBCDA, $2.50)
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 2; Child Development Associate; Texas (San Antonio)
Note: For other modules in this series, see ED 170 035-043 and PS 010 527-532; 5 pages of Skills Checklist have been removed because of poor reproducibility