ERIC Number: ED175245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Developing Resources for Bilingual/Bicultural Education for the Pre-School Aged Puerto Rican Child.
Ibanez de Friedman, Grace
The establishment of bilingual/bicultural programs for Puerto Rican preschool children in the United States is discussed. The rationale for and importance of bilingual education, the training of teachers, and the acquisition of materials and needs assessment are treated in some detail. An extensive outline for curriculum design is presented, and the following curriculum goals are offered: (1) the curriculum should be based on developmental concepts appropriate to pre-school children with attention to their special needs; (2) the appreciation of Puerto Rican and Hispanic culture should be fostered; and (3) insofar as the skill level of the children allows it, language skills in Spanish and English should be emphasized. A lengthy list of bilingual/bicultural resource centers and organizations is included, and several bibliographies are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, Language Instruction, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Program Development, Puerto Ricans, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education
Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, Inc., 222 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08608 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, Trenton.
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