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ERIC Number: EJ836645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Meeting the Home Language Mandate: Practical Strategies for All Classrooms
Nemeth, Karen
Young Children, v64 n2 p36-39, 41-42 Mar 2009
Experts throughout the United States tell us that teachers must support the home language development of all young children. Karen Nemeth emphasizes the important role early childhood educators play in ensuring that young dual language learners retain skills in their home language while building new English language skills. She invites educators to take stock of the resources and challenges in their programs, then shares strategies to improve and enhance almost any preschool program's effectiveness in engaging dual language learners. "By supporting the home language of each child while scaffolding their English learning, educators (and society) have much to gain and nothing to lose."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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