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ERIC Number: EJ840925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Supporting Preschoolers' Social Development in School through Funds of Knowledge
Riojas-Cortez, Mari; Flores, Belinda Bustos
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v7 n2 p185-199 2009
This study identified Mexican immigrant and Mexican American families' common values and beliefs about preschoolers' socioemotional development in a low-income urban school, which offers a dual language program in South Texas. Approximately 65 families participated in the Family Institute for Early Literacy Development (FIELD), which focused on the social skills expected from children as they enter public preschools. Findings show five socioemotional values within the home that are aligned with research based prosocial behaviors needed for school readiness. Thus, findings imply the importance of supporting preschoolers' social development in school through funds of knowledge. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas