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ERIC Number: EJ1002557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1946-0406
Preparing Bicultural, Bilingual Children to Succeed in School
Osborn, Hazel
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n207 p70-72 Sep-Oct 2012
Parents who move their families to the United States want their children to have full advantage of the educational opportunities available, and they often worry about language or cultural barriers. They need the support of early childhood educators to prepare their children for a good educational experience. Child care providers need to understand the special challenges these families confront. The first concern for parents is often teaching their children to speak English, especially when they are not fluent themselves. Child care providers and teachers can reassure non-English-speaking families that their children will learn English as naturally as they learned their family's language, through interactions and relationships with English speakers. But teachers can do more, by including first-language speakers and materials in programs serving bilingual children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A