Corwin: Young Learners, Diverse Children: Celebrating Diversity in Early Childhood: Virginia Gonzalez: 9781412968140

Young Learners, Diverse Children

Celebrating Diversity in Early Childhood

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Virginia Gonzalez University of Cincinnati, USA

Foreword by Eugene E. García

© 2009   248 pages   7" x 10"  
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“This is the first resource I have seen on this up-and-coming issue. The book takes a detailed, research-based look at a diverse population of children across the country and can be used effectively by classroom teachers, school divisions, and colleges.”
—Katina Keener, Second-Grade Teacher
T. C. Walker Elementary School, Gloucester, VA

Nurture young children’s self-esteem and boost learning by integrating family culture with instruction!

For the increasing number of diverse young learners, academic and social success can hinge on a teacher’s ability to bridge home and school by making emotional connections with students and their families. This book demonstrates how combining teaching methods with an authentic appreciation of children’s backgrounds builds the confidence they need to succeed.

Young Learners, Diverse Children offers a research-based instructional model that merges cognition, language, and culture to foster a supportive learning environment for diverse and low socioeconomic status (SES) students. Drawing on her direct experience in establishing a successful laboratory school for diverse preschoolers, Virginia Gonzalez presents examples of best teaching practices and provides lesson plans and alternative assessment tools to help readers:

  • Improve literacy skills through storytelling that reflects students’ everyday lives
  • Collaborate with parents to increase student achievement
  • Correlate curriculum with TESOL standards for young children
  • Integrate academic standards across developmental levels and content areas

Using this practical handbook, early childhood educators can create richer, more positive learning experiences and help alleviate the real-life challenges of cultural adaptation for newly immigrated or low SES students and their families.

Young Learners, Diverse Children

Celebrating Diversity in Early Childhood

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Virginia Gonzalez University of Cincinnati, USA

Foreword by Eugene E. García

© 2009   248 pages   7" x 10"  
Corwin

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“This is the first resource I have seen on this up-and-coming issue. The book takes a detailed, research-based look at a diverse population of children across the country and can be used effectively by classroom teachers, school divisions, and colleges.”
—Katina Keener, Second-Grade Teacher
T. C. Walker Elementary School, Gloucester, VA

Nurture young children’s self-esteem and boost learning by integrating family culture with instruction!

For the increasing number of diverse young learners, academic and social success can hinge on a teacher’s ability to bridge home and school by making emotional connections with students and their families. This book demonstrates how combining teaching methods with an authentic appreciation of children’s backgrounds builds the confidence they need to succeed.

Young Learners, Diverse Children offers a research-based instructional model that merges cognition, language, and culture to foster a supportive learning environment for diverse and low socioeconomic status (SES) students. Drawing on her direct experience in establishing a successful laboratory school for diverse preschoolers, Virginia Gonzalez presents examples of best teaching practices and provides lesson plans and alternative assessment tools to help readers:

  • Improve literacy skills through storytelling that reflects students’ everyday lives
  • Collaborate with parents to increase student achievement
  • Correlate curriculum with TESOL standards for young children
  • Integrate academic standards across developmental levels and content areas

Using this practical handbook, early childhood educators can create richer, more positive learning experiences and help alleviate the real-life challenges of cultural adaptation for newly immigrated or low SES students and their families.

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