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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
Parent-teacher communication and partnerships are important in children's early years. This study compared goal setting, conducted in English, during Head Start parent-teacher conferences with native Spanish speaking, Latino bilingual, and native English speaking parents and their children's teachers. To understand conference goal-setting…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Objectives, Cohort Analysis
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Puig, Victoria I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study was designed to gain insight into how early intervention (EI) services incorporate the cultural and linguistic resources of families and how EI professionals and families build partnerships with each other. Through observation and interview, the author looked deeply at the experiences of a small group of culturally and linguistically…
Descriptors: Expertise, Speech Communication, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Vernon, Sofia, A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Compared the early literacy development of English-speaking preschoolers and kindergartners to that of Spanish-speaking children. Subjects wrote at least six words and one sentence, then interpreted their own productions. Found that syllabic writings in English-speaking children were like those of Spanish speakers; found differences in how…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Emergent Literacy