Multicultural Children in the Early Years: Creative Teaching, Meaningful Learning

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1999 - Education - 226 pages
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The authors explore the experiences of a group of young mulitcultural, bilingual children and their parents through the beginning of the early years of their school careers. They examine the attempts of teachers to teach creatively within the constraints of a prescribed curriculum, and the meanings the children attached to their learning.
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Teaching the National Curriculum
33
Creative Teaching
65
The Educational Significance of Stories
89
Bilingual Children in Transition
117
Opportunities for Learning
136
Childrens Identities
157
The ParentsPerspectives
185
References
210
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About the author (1999)

Peter Woods is Professor of Education at the Open University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on education and research methods. Mari Boyle was until recently a Research Fellow at the Open University, and is currently working towards her doctorate. She has published in the area of teachers' and pupils' work in lower schools. Nick Hubbard was a primary school headteacher. He is a school governor and school consultant and has a Master's degree in 'Child-Meaningful Learning in Two Nursery Settings'.

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