Early Childhood Education From an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Cristina A. Huertas-Abril
  • María Elena Gómez-Parra
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  • ISBN-10: 1522551689
  • ISBN-13: 9781522551683
  • DDC: 372.21
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multiculturalism in classrooms, as many students are from varying cultures and speak different languages. Early Childhood Education from an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective provides emerging research on the use of play, toys, and games as tools for meaningful multicultural and bilingual education. By highlighting topics such as cross-cultural psychology, classroom management, and second language acquisition, this publication explores the importance of culture in games and play. This book is an important resource for educators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the role of intercultural education in society and modern approaches to early education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Role of Professionals and Caregivers.
2: Teacher Skills in Early Years Education.
3: Learning and Teaching in Early Education: The Potentiality of the Educational Context.
4: Promoting Diversity: A Focus on the Family, Community, and Early Child Education Learning Objectives.
5: Empowering Practitioners Through Training to Ensure Safety and Health of Early Childhood Development Learners: Empowering Early Childhood Practitioners.
6: The Importance of Language Skills.
7: Early Teacher Training Across European Countries: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity – A Challenge for Early Childhood Education Today.
8: Talk and Play Family Education Perspective.
9: Translanguaging Practices in a Hungarian-English Early Childhood Classroom.
10: Development of Linguistic Abilities in Bilingual Education Through Musical Stories.
11: Play as a Means to Education.
12: Children’s Play and Development.
13: Play and Learning in Early Childhood Education: The Contribution of High Scope, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori Pedagogical Approaches.
14: Early Childhood Play With Reclaimed Resources: Potential Benefits for Young Children.
15: Cross-Cultural Psychology of Play and Early Childhood Education.
16: Early Childhood Education Schools in Brazil: Play and Interculturality.
17: Toys: The Fundamental Construct Towards Adulthood.
18: Play and Toys as Cultural Tools and Practices: A Comparative Study.
19: Gender Stereotypical Toy Preferences in Children 3-5.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.