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ERIC Number: ED260573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Working with ESL Preschoolers: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child.
Chud, Gyda
An overview is provided of eight training sessions for teachers of pre-school children who are speakers of English as a second language (ESL). Developed by the Vancouver Preschool ESL Committee and a community college, the course had the following goals: (1) to explore teachers' cultural assumptions and understand how they affect relationships with people of other cultures; (2) to broaden teachers' understanding of the ways in which culture shapes the child's development; (3) to develop attitudes, knowledge, and skills to enable preschool staff to work more effectively with ESL families; (4)to increase awareness of first language acquisition processes and consider the implications of learning a second language at the preschool level; (5) to develop a program that reflects and enhances the multicultural nature of the preschool group; (6) to develop a program that enhances integration with the host culture; (7) to develop and extend language learning experiences in the preschool setting; and (8) to broaden the participants' perspective of school as an integral part of the education process and acquaint them with current trends and directions in the early childhood education and ESL fields. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)