ERIC Number: ED369530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Improving Knowledge and Competency of Early Childhood Providers Through an In-Service Multicultural Bilingual Program.
This practicum was designed to provide a multicultural, bilingual inservice training program for the staff of six early childhood centers serving a large Hispanic population. The inservice training consisted of weekly seminars, guest lectures, classroom observations, and feedback interviews with center directors and executives of agencies that cater to a Hispanic clientele. Assessment instruments were developed and administered to evaluate the teaching knowledge and competency of the 10 participants before and after the intervention. Pre- and postintervention tests demonstrated that all 10 participants increased their teaching knowledge and competency, especially in relation to the importance of a bilingual, multicultural approach to teaching. Three appendixes contain questions asked of agency executives, questions asked of center directors regarding their perceptions of the caregivers on their staff, and a copy of the teaching practices assessment instrument. (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Report, Nova University.