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ERIC Number: EJ820195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Teaching the Immigrant Child: Application of Child Development Theories
Onchwari, Grace; Onchwari, Jacqueline Ariri; Keengwe, Jared
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n3 p267-273 Dec 2008
Immigrant children are an under-researched yet a steadily growing group. It is therefore compelling for practitioners to understand challenges these children are likely to encounter in the classroom so as to effectively meet their needs. In this article various theoretical perspectives of prominent child development theories are analyzed in an attempt to understand immigrant children in the classroom. Theories of Maslow, Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bronfenbrenner are explicitly discussed. Some suggestions for practice are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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