ERIC Number: ED038167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Early Childhood Education Model: A Bilingual Approach.
To aid school adjustment of children from low income families of Mexican descent, this program has developed new methods for teaching English as a second language while preserving and reinforcing children's use of Spanish. The classroom model emphasizes learning cognitive concepts and exploring the child's attitudes towards these concepts. Sensory-perceptual skills and language skills are systematically presented to develop children's thinking processes. An instructional program, based on this model, consists of a sequenced series of lessons, initially presented in Spanish and later in English. This developmental approach includes training in visual, auditory, and motor skills. The child learns a sequential pattern of language and speech concepts in both Spanish and English, with content selected to relate to the child and his environment. Instruction is individualized when appropriate. It is important that teachers structure and sequence learning activities which match individual learning abilities so that each child may develop to his potential. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.