ERIC Number: EJ930010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Reference Count: 10
Strategies and Practices for Working with Immigrant Families in Early Education Programs
Vesely, Colleen K.; Ginsberg, Mark R.
Young Children, v66 n1 p84-89 Jan 2011
This study explores how early childhood education programs engage immigrant families in their children's learning, how programs learn about these families and incorporate their cultures into the classrooms, and what programs are doing in terms of their staff's professional development related to working with immigrant children and families. The programs participating in this study represent the upper echelon of early education programs in the United States and Eastern Europe, some with greater resources than many other early education programs. However, their experiences provide insight into a variety of ways practitioners and researchers can work more effectively with young immigrant children and their families. More applied research, as well as discussions among early childhood education practitioners who work with immigrant families, is needed to continue to increase one's understanding of successfully meeting the needs immigrant families with young children around the world.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Migrant Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Family Involvement, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Interviews, Case Studies, Observation, Staff Development, Family School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States