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Sirota, Elaine; Bailey, Lora – Childhood Education, 2009
Some research studies indicate that a content knowledge gap exists between minority and non-minority children, especially young children from poor families. One factor contributing to this problem may be that teachers expect minority children to learn subject matter at a slower rate than their counterparts. It has been found that teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Children
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Colbert, Ron – Childhood Education, 2009
With the rapid onset of globalization and increasing demand from business, government, and schools for fluency in another language, the author decided to learn Spanish. Driven by a desire to acquire functional language abilities in Spanish, he has embarked on this "better late than never" opportunity to learn the language, and in this…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Learning Experience