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ERIC Number: EJ928717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers' Views on Organizational and Pedagogical Approaches to Early Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Bilingual Kindergartens in Germany and Israel
Moin, Victor; Breitkopf, Anna; Schwartz, Mila
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n6 p1008-1018 Aug 2011
The article focuses on bilingual kindergartens in Germany and Israel offering education in both host (German or Hebrew) and immigrant (Russian) languages. The main questions are how teachers of bilingual kindergartens understand and explain the organizational and pedagogical principles of the kindergartens and how they negotiate home and host country pedagogical experience. The methodological background of the study is Critical Discourse Analysis. The results reveal differences in the organizational and pedagogical principles that can be attributed to the preschool education policies in Germany and Israel, the status of the Russian language, and the specific characteristics of the kindergartens. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Israel