ERIC Number: ED367459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Models for Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Years.
This paper describes a project undertaken by the Free Kindergarten Association-Multicultural Resource Centre in Victoria, Australia, to develop policies, models, and strategies for establishing and maintaining bilingual programs in preschool or child care centers, either as full bilingual programs or as bilingual perspectives in other programs. After describing existing language programs in primary schools and preschools, the paper reports on a case study of bilingual instruction at three child care centers. Based on videotape observations as well as child and staff interviews, the report describes the methods and effectiveness of the bilingual programs. It recommends that all early childhood education programs in Australia acquire the capacities needed to introduce second language or bilingual programs. (Contains 22 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)
Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (20th, Flagstaff, AZ, August 2-7, 1992).