ERIC Number: ED331783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Limited English Proficient Children through Staff Development.
Brown, Neil L.; Montoya, Alicia L.
A review of literature on the use of wordless picture books to develop language skills is presented as background for the relatively brief description of a project in which wordless picture books were used with Latino children. The project is a collaborative one between Bloomsburg University, Kutztown University, and Thomas Ford Elementary School (Pennsylvania). Thomas Ford Elementary School currently serves a culturally diverse population which includes 74 percent Latino students. Based upon recognized needs of the Reading School District, this project's main objective is to enhance concept and language development in Latino children through the use of wordless picture books and to train teachers in the most effective use of these books. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Literature Reviews, Picture Books, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bloomsburg University PA; Kutztown University PA; Reading School District PA