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ERIC Number: EJ1174167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
"You Can't Be Rich Only Doing Good Deeds": Bilingual Kindergarteners' Discussions about Poverty and Wealth
Kim, So Jung; Park, Soyeon; An, Song
International Journal of Early Childhood, v50 n1 p101-119 Apr 2018
This interdisciplinary study explores the intersection of economic equality, bilingual discussion, and early literacy instruction by examining Korean kindergarteners' discussions about poverty and wealth during read-alouds. As part of a larger qualitative study, the current study was conducted in a kindergarten classroom at the Korean Language School, in the midwest of the United States. The study focused on Korean-English bilingual children's read-alouds of picture books that dealt with poverty and wealth issues. The data were collected across four months through multiple sources, including audio/video recordings, open-ended interviews, children's artifacts, and observational field notes. The findings suggest that bilingual discussions about children's books on poverty and human equality in early-childhood classrooms are a medium to help children develop critical perspectives about poverty, wealth, and economic equality from an early age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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