ERIC Number: ED378827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Profile of Effective Bilingual Teaching, Kindergarten. Video Facilitator's Guide. Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students, Video Series.
The guide, intended to accompany a 26-minute videotape recording, gives background information to assist in discussion of effective classroom practices appropriate to linguistically and culturally diverse students in kindergarten. The first part reviews briefly the basic principles of effective instruction in multicultural/bilingual classrooms. The second part outlines some effective strategies for a bilingual classroom, using quotations from the video and focus questions as a basis for discussion. The strategies examined include thematic instruction, the language development approach, collaborative/cooperative learning, classroom organization, and a number of literacy development strategies and activities. A brief list of resources is included. Appended materials include suggested activities to be incorporated into 2-hour, half-day, and 1-day workshops based on the videotape. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Strategies, Kindergarten, Literacy Education, Primary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Videotape Recordings, Workshops
Bilingual Research Group, 297 Clark Kerr Hall, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or NCRCDSLL, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 (tape and guide available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.