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ERIC Number: ED538871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Advancing the Language Skills of Young Latino Children. New Journalism on Latino Children
Bridges, Margaret; Anguiano, Rebecca; Fuller, Bruce
Institute of Human Development (NJ1)
More than 20% of U.S. children entering kindergarten today are of Latino heritage. And Latino children--growing-up in highly diverse communities--enter school with weaker math and English preliteracy skills than their non-Latino peers. The growing percentage of Spanish-speaking children in today's classrooms raises questions for educators, parents, and policymakers about how to best ensure these children acquire English and have a successful start in school. This brief reviews empirical research on the effects of quality preschool for Latino English learners; the efficacy of three instructional strategies for these children, including English immersion (EI), transitional bilingual education (TB), and dual language immersion (DL); and how facets of quality may enhance early learning. (Contains 13 sources.)
Institute of Human Development. University of California Berkeley, 1121 Tolman Hall #1690, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-642-7239; Fax: 510-642-7969; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: McCormick Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Human Development (IHD)
Identifiers - Location: United States