ERIC Number: ED182027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Proceedings of Head Start Regional Conferences, 1978-79.
Martinez, Kenneth A.; Arenas, Soledad
This summary of the presentation given at four Head Start Regional Bilingual/Multicultural Conferences consists of materials related to the Head Start Strategy for Spanish-speaking Children. Keynote addresses focus on Head Start policy implications, the future of Head Start in the 1980s, and the relation of bilingual/bicultural programs to the Head Start Program. Papers presented include descriptions of assessment efforts and explorations of the application of early childhood theories to bilingual/multicultural children. Also included are research studies as well as curriculum development and evaluation efforts. Guides for training staff to meet the special needs of bilingual/multicultural children, descriptions of a resource center network, and an exploration of leadership styles are also provided. It is hoped that the information contained in the report will give the reader a better understanding of the issues associated with early childhood bilingual/multicultural education. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Educational Theories, Leadership Styles, Models, Multicultural Education, Program Development, Psycholinguistics, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Washington, DC.