Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds eBook (2e) : 9780133581263

Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds eBook (2e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Early childhood practitioners and pre-service teachers get the tools, resources, and guidance they need to ensure quality education for young children who are learning English and/or who are experiencing poverty.


This authoritative book focuses on providing successful education for all children, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds, non-English speaking families, and those faced with the challenges of poverty. In it, current and future teachers, practitioners, trainers, and professional educators get an authoritative perspective on best practices that combines professional experience with available scientific evidence. The information is grounded in real-life experiences, and is guided by current rigorous research findings.


This edition looks at the advances in the scientific understanding of dual language development since the First Edition was published, and the new research on program models and classroom practices that improve the educational outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds. Substantially reorganised and streamlined to focus on the most relevant issues, the book includes updated research throughout and includes a new chapter dedicated to instructional strategies and classroom practices with video links, illustrations, sample lessons, and practical examples. Teachers, curriculum supervisors, and professional development specialists get concrete guidance about how to apply the latest research findings to improved classroom practices.


Designed to ensure the ultimate teaching and learning experience, this book presents:

  • A one-of-its kind focus on focus on the successful education of children from linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who are growing up in poverty.
  • Scientific findings combined with practical applications to make the concepts relevant to educators in the classroom.
  • Sound pedagogical aids that ensure learning and reinforcement of the best practices for working with dual language learners (DLLs).
  • A focus on unmet needs of teachers of young children—a truly unique resource.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Early Childhood Education, Diversity and Educational Equity: Current Realities
  • Chapter 2 How Research Continues to Expand our Understanding of Child Growth and Development
  • Chapter 3 Research on the Growth and Development of Young Dual Language Learners
  • Chapter 4 Practical and Proven Strategies for Teaching Young Dual Language Learners
  • Chapter 5 The Road Forward for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Appendix A Promising Programs for Young Dual Language Learners
  • Appendix B Resources for Serving Young children from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Appendix C Information on Technology for Young Diverse Learners
  • Appendix D Sample Individualized Language Plan
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
Features & benefits
  • Readers get a cogent summary of scientific findings on development and intervention services for children from diverse backgrounds (Chs. 1-3).
  • A positive, uplifting tone inspires educators to adapt practices to better meet the needs of young DLLs and children growing up in poverty.
  • The content comes to life for readers through:
    • Concrete examples, pictorial representations of recommendations, and video links illustrating the concepts and practices described in the text.
    • Real-life scenarios presented throughout each chapter.
    • Specific curricular approaches described whenever possible.
    • A list of relevant resources provided in Appendix A.
  • Readers are motivated to improve their practices through the author’s presentation of urgent issues of educational equity and the application of emerging research based to the goal of improving the achievement of young DLLs.
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