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Pai, Hui-Ju; Ho, Hsiu-Zu; Lam, Yeana W. – Childhood Education, 2017
The Boyo After-School Tutoring Program in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, is a unique training program developed by the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation. The primary focus of this nonprofit foundation, established in 2008, is providing tutoring and support to indigenous youths. The Boyo Foundation also serves to build the capacity of unemployed village…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Tutoring, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Knight, Jennifer Hatch – Childhood Education, 2016
Second language learners face countless obstacles in the classroom, including communication and comprehension limitations and difficulty building relationships with peers. Many teachers struggle to build an inclusive classroom environment and ensure all students, especially those with linguistic and other learning disadvantages, are learning. This…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English Language Learners, Museums, Field Trips
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Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly; Malloy, Robert; Smith, Kathy Horak; Marshall, Jenesta Nettles – Childhood Education, 2012
In this article, the authors outline an instructional model that can be used to optimize science and language learning in the classroom. The authors have developed the 5R instructional model (Weinburgh & Silva, 2010) to support teachers as they integrate academic language into content instruction. The model combines five strategies already…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Kirkland, Lynn D.; Camp, Deborah; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2008
In an effort to meet the needs of low-income students, a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Hoover City School system was initiated. The university and school system have collaborated for the past four years to change the nature of summer programs, both for students and teachers. This article describes…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Low Income, Teacher Attitudes
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Akrofi, Amma K.; Swafford, Jeanne; Janisch, Carole; Liu, Xiaoming; Durrington, Vance – Childhood Education, 2008
In this article, the authors begin with what they believe is an implicit endorsement of an integration orientation toward acculturation. Literature may be used to help students understand the implicit nature of culture. Inspired by such scholars as Clayton (1996, 2003) and based on a content analysis of 134 books, the authors identify and describe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Acculturation, Content Analysis, Immigrants
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Mbugua, Tata; Wadas, Jean; Casey, Mary Ann; Finnerty, Jessica – Childhood Education, 2004
Recent education literature underscores the need to prepare teachers who are culturally sensitive and responsive in order to work in the diverse classrooms of the 21st century. Changing demographics and increasing immigration are bringing a new complexity to the cultural diversity within regions and local communities. A school-university…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary School Teachers, Immigrants, Student Diversity