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Engaging Communities as Resources in Early Childhood Teacher Education

Moving the setting for learning to teach young children into diverse community and school contexts transforms interactions among early childhood educators, teacher candidates, family members, and young children. Their ongoing explorations generate new possibilities for the ways in which individual, community, and institutional interactions can enhance the literacy development of young children, particularly English language learners. Educators, students and families are able to more fully engage the diversity that characterizes our world through family and community stories. Difference, therefore, becomes a resource through connections to children and families across local and global communities.


2015 CREATE Conference: Program and Selected Presentations


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