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ERIC Number: EJ836971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Educating Latino Children: International Perspectives and Values in Early Education
Souto-Manning, Mariana
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p182 Spr 2009
To implement culturally responsive early education that is developmentally appropriate for Latino children, it is important to look at values that permeate education in Latin America. Therefore, the author draws on ethnographic data (interviews, observations, artifacts, and field notes) from early childhood centers and schools in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina as she reviews research and outlines values and perspectives that pervade such practices, hoping to shed light on the educational process of young Latinos in the United States. As the author coded extensive ethnographic data collected in Latin American countries between the years 2000 and 2006 employing the constant-comparative methodology, she found common values associated with early education. Understanding these values may enable early educators to move toward enacting developmentally appropriate practices that are culturally relevant. Important implications for early educators are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Brazil; Mexico