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One Child, Two Languages
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Written expressly for teachers, the new edition of this accessible, highly readable resource moves beyond the basics of child development to describe the natural progression of second-language acquisition in young children. Teachers will learn how to create a supportive classroom environment for second-language learners with effective ways to measure progress, address individual differences, and work with parents while acknowledging the importance of children's home languages and cultures. This idea-packed handbook combines research findings with firsthand observations of linguistically and culturally diverse children. All chapters have been updated and a few have been expanded. The largest area of supplementation is in the chapter on assessment, an area of great interest among early childhood educators. The book also includes information on cultural diversity and international adoption. A new tool helps educators monitor children's progress as they learn English as a second language.On the DVD, Patton Tabors shares information on teaching young children who are learning English as a second language. She presents a slide show to a live audience outlining key features discussed in her book, ""One Child, Two Languages"", discusses her research, and also provides practical strategies for working with this growing population, along with a question and answer period with the audience. This DVD will support use of the book in training but can also be used independently by anyone who works with bilingual children.
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Patton O. Tabors is Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

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-An informative, well written and practical book for early childhood educators . . . a worthy contribution to the field. Tabors presents a well researched, concise, informative and timely book on a subject that needs much attention.- --Janice Myck-Wayne "An informative, well written and practical book for early childhood educators . . . a worthy contribution to the field. Tabors presents a well researched, concise, informative and timely book on a subject that needs much attention." --Janice Myck-Wayne "An informative, well written and practical book for early childhood educators . . . a worthy contribution to the field. Tabors presents a well researched, concise, informative and timely book on a subject that needs much attention." --Janice Myck-Wayne "Enhanced to provide future and practicing teachers with more effective research-based practical examples . . . useful to those who work in classrooms with children who speak one language other than English as well as those in classrooms with children of many different language backgrounds." --Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D."Associate Professor, Early Childhood, Old Dominion University" (10/29/2007) "A comprehensive resource for educating young bilingual children . . . truly valuable." --Sheffner Hammer Carol, Ph.D., CCC-SLP"Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University" (10/29/2007) "The book that all early childhood students and professionals who work with young children must read . . . should be owned by all prospective and current teachers of young children." --David K. Dickinson"Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University" (10/29/2007) "Relevant, timely, and practical . . . I recommend this book for teachers of young children and for anyone interested in second language learning in early childhood." --Elizabeth D. Pena, Ph.D."Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin" (10/29/2007) "Even better than the first edition. It provides innumerable practical suggestions, with back-up from research, for early childhood educators and trainers of early childhood educators on all aspects of the early education of ELLs." --Fred Genesee, Ph.D."McGill University" (09/25/2007) "Comments from students are consistently positive about this text! They express appreciation for the practical approach of the author, the glimpses into real classrooms and lives of young children learning English, and strategies that work." --Karen Stanley, Ph.D."Birth-Kindergarten Coordinator, UNC-Pembroke" (09/10/2007) "An important contribution to the field that will provide valuable insights into how best to address the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse children and their families in the early years." --Sonia W. Soltero, Ph.D."Associate Professor and Director, Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program, DePaul University" (09/06/2007) "A complete view of the needs of young children learning English as a second language . . . My students can easily relate the principles and strategies that Tabors presents to their own clinical learning experiences." --Karen A. Carrier, Ph.D."Associate Professor, Literacy Education; Coordinator, Project QUILL, Northern Illinois University" (09/06/2007)

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