ERIC Number: ED426617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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One Child, Many Worlds: Early Learning in Multicultural Communities. Language and Literacy Series.
Gregory, Eve, Ed.
By drawing on the experiences of children aged 3 to 8 attending schools in Britain, Germany, Iceland, Australia, and the United States, 11 case studies of young children provide insight into what it means for children to enter a new language and culture in school. The case studies are: "Learning through Difference: Cultural Practices in Early Childhood Language Socialisation" (Allan Luke, Joan Kale); "Two Sisters at School: Issues for Educators of Young Bilingual Children" (Rose Drury); "Continuities and Discontinuities: Teaching and Learning in the Home and School of a Puerto Rican Five Year Old" (Dinah Volk); "Stories from Two Worlds: Bilingual Experiences between Fact and Fiction" (Michaela Ulich, Pamela Oberhuemer); "A Child Writes from Her Everyday World: Using Home Texts To Develop Biliteracy at School" (Charmian Kenner); "Investigating Literacy in London: Three Generations of Readers in an East End Family" (Ann Williams); "Learning To Read, Reading To Learn: The Importance of Siblings in the Language Development of Young Bilingual Children" (Nasima Rashid, Eve Gregory); "Friends as Teachers: The Impact of Peer Interaction on the Acquisition of a New Language" (Susi Long); "Working in Partnership: Parents, Teacher and Support Teacher Together" (Maureen Turner); "Why You Don't Eat Bananas: An Exploration of a Child's Possible Worlds in Story" (Inge Cramer); and "From Karelia to Kashmir: A Journey into Bilingual Children's Story-Reading Experiences within School and Community Literacy Practice" (Leena Robertson). (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Family Influence, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Role, Learning Processes, Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Influence, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Siblings, Story Reading, Story Telling, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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