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ERIC Number: EJ811450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Preparing Preservice Teachers to Work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children: A Service Learning Experience
Szente, Judit
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v29 n2 p140-145 Apr 2008
In this article, the author describes a service learning experience that allowed university students to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children as a partial requirement for an introductory level course in Early Childhood Education. Data from the journals and case studies indicated that preservice teachers benefited from this course component and were able to gain hands-on experience regarding how to better work with culturally and linguistically diverse young children. Participants' general pedagogical understandings expanded as they were able to apply classroom readings and theories of child development in the classrooms, gaining increased understanding of the children and themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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