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ERIC Number: EJ1165905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 49
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
Professional Development for Educators to Promote Literacy Development of English Learners: Valuing Home Connections
Grant, Leslie; Bell, Angela B.; Yoo, Monica; Jimenez, Christina; Frye, Barbara
Reading Horizons, v56 n4 Article 2 2017
While families play a vital role in the early literacy skills of young English Learners, their educators often do not share the same backgrounds or cultures, and may not know how to connect with parents who are linguistically and culturally different. As part of a year-long grant funded professional development project, the authors led teams of educators from two districts through a series of workshops which included ways teachers could increase home-school connections to support the children's literacy. Data from participant surveys with Likert-scale and open-ended questions provided evidence that the professional development experiences resulted in an increase in the educators' perceived knowledge on how to collaborate with families to foster the literacy development of young ELs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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