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Building Cultural Bridges.

Title: Building Cultural Bridges.
Name(s): Greene, Jackie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009-10-01
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Summary: Many cultures and languages populate contemporary early childhood and elementary classrooms in the United States. Thus, educators are being challenged to not only meet the needs of English language learners but also to overcome the cultural perceptions formed by the media and marginal textbook information. The College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, and St. Istevan University in Jazbereny, Hungary, have developed cross-cultural collaborative field experiences to support teacher candidates at both universities in their efforts to develop culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Teacher candidates from Florida Gulf Coast University spent three weeks teaching at St. Istevan's Laboratory School in Hungary, where the curriculum reflects developmentally appropriate, inclusive bilingual education. This dual American-Hungarian internship was completed under the direction of Jackie Greene, Non-Final Internship Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University, and Stefan Ildiko, Foreign Language Professor at St. Istevan University and Laboratory School.
Identifier: fgcu_ir_000165 (IID)
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part Of: Childhood Education.