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Entering into dialogue with immigrant parents

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Abstract: Three years ago a group of researchers from five countries (England, France, Germany, Italy and the USA) came together in the ‘Children Crossing Borders’ research project to study approaches to working with children of recent immigrants in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. At the heart of this Bernard van Leer Foundation-funded study is a comparison of the ideas about ECEC held by practitioners and immigrant parents. A basic assumption is that ECEC programmes can better serve immigrants when parents, teachers and other stakeholders talk to each other. The project aims to serve as a catalyst for dialogue among all those involved about the problems and possibilities of creating ECEC programmes that reflect the values and beliefs of both immigrant communities and of the societies into which they have immigrated.
Authors: Tobin, J. , Arzubiaga, A.
Country: France , Germany , Italy , United States , United Kingdom
Category: Practice
End Page: 38
Serial number: 108
ISSN: 1387-9553
Volume: June
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , migration , education , social development
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2007
Region: Europe , North America
Right: © 2007 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 34
Title: Entering into dialogue with immigrant parents