ERIC Number: ED386038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in Preparing Early Childhood Educators To Work with Second Language Speaking Youth and Adults.
Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA. California Inst. of Human Services.
This guide includes practices used by 30 regional leaders in California to train early childhood educators to work with limited-English-speaking youth and adults. The three regional leaders were charged with providing 16 hours of training to at least five of their peers over a 12-month period and examining the policies of their institutions in the areas of recruitment, assessment, placement, counseling, and coordinating services. The text highlights the practices that the 30 regional leaders found to be effective in the areas of team building, building trust, developing commitment, dealing with conflict, developing insight into personal bias, assessing language proficiency, providing comprehensible instruction in English, and institutionalizing practices. Instruction used a fictitious culture, Aabian culture, to develop like feelings of difference from others. Sections of the text include team building, trust building, developing commitment, dealing with conflict, developing insights into personal bias, assessing youth and adults with limited English skills, providing English language instruction, resources and sources of knowledge, and a plan for institutionalizing access products and processes. (NAV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA. California Inst. of Human Services.
Identifiers - Location: California