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ERIC Number: ED517296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7045-8
The New Voices = Nuevas Voces Guide to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood/The New Voices = Nuevas Voces Facilitator's Guide to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood
Castro, Dina C.; Ayankoya, Betsy; Kasprzak, Christina
Brookes Publishing Company
As early childhood programs and schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse, professionals need to create settings that welcome "new voices" and help all children succeed. This comprehensive professional development course gives them the in-depth practical guidance they need. Developed by respected scholar Dina Castro and her expert team, this five-module program is the key to working effectively with diverse children and families and preparing all children for long-term school and social success. The positive, engaging way to improve cultural responsiveness, "New Voices = Nuevas Voces" is: (1) field-tested--shown to improve early childhood professionals' practices; (2) especially useful for working with Latino children and families, but can also be applied broadly to address cultural diversity in all early childhood settings; (3) developed for children from birth to five years of age in classrooms and home-based settings; (4) based on actual professional development needs, determined by the authors' extensive work in their training institutes; (5) flexible--can be used for professional development with early childhood teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists (SLPs), psychologists, and more; and (6) equally appropriate for preservice instruction or inservice professional development. The "New Voices = Nuevas Voces" handbook gives readers thorough coverage of each module, enhanced with learning objectives, case studies, reflection questions, and an assessment scale and observation checklist administrators can use to monitor staff improvement. Professional development instructors will love the facilitator's manual on CD-ROM (sold separately), which gives them a complete professional development package with (1) printable PowerPoint slides; (2) helpful instructor notes; (3) sample agendas; (4) group learning activities, and (5) handouts such as self-assessment instruments and training evaluation forms. With this invaluable program, early childhood professionals will develop the skills, sensitivity, and knowledge to meet the developmental and learning needs of the diverse children in their program. Four appendices and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A