ERIC Number: ED352831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Young Lives: Many Languages, Many Cultures.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Developed in response to requests from public school providers to the Massachusetts Department of Education for technical assistance, this publication offers guidance on how best to care for and educate young children whose first language is other than English and/or who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. The question and answer format addresses issues on the following subjects: language and culture, screening and outreach, curriculum and physical environment, classroom language instructional models, working with families, administrative and staff considerations, and answers to some myths about cultural groups and language learning. A resource section describes a variety of organizations and sources of information, assistance, and materials relevant to culturally and linguistically diverse programs. Books and print materials are highlighted in various sections of the text. Descriptions of developmentally appropriate materials, supplies, and equipment are provided in an appendix. Contains 58 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Curriculum, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Intercultural Programs, Models, Outreach Programs, Public Schools, Second Language Learning, Socialization, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts