ERIC Number: ED453679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Early Literacy and the ESL Learner: Participants' Manual. For Early Childhood Educators Working with Children from Language Backgrounds Other Than English.
Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria).; South Australia Dept. of Education, Training, and Employment, Adelaide.
This volume is a professional development resource for early childhood educators, especially designed for those working with children from language backgrounds other than English. This resource is designed to fill a gap in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) education that has neglected the professional development needs of teachers of preschool and young elementary school learners. These materials are aimed specifically at supporting the development of early literacy skills in children aged 3-7 years. It emphasizes maintaining and developing the children's home languages for learning English and for maintaining personal and cultural identity, as well as the collaborative partnerships with parents and other professionals in early childhood settings. This manual is divided into eight modules: ESL learners in early childhood settings; developing an additional language in a supportive learning environment; talking and learning in a second language; reading and writing in a second language; reading and writing in a second language; a culturally inclusive approach to early childhood education; and planning more effective partnerships. Worksheets, case studies, activities, and learning journals are found in each module. (KFT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria).; South Australia Dept. of Education, Training, and Employment, Adelaide.
Identifiers - Location: Australia