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Understanding Many Languages: Preparing Early Educators to Teach Dual Language Learners

  • Author(s): Copeman Petig, Abby;
  • Austin, Lea J.E.;
  • Dean, Allyson
  • et al.
Abstract

Understanding Many Languages: Preparing Early Educators to Teach Dual Language Learners calls attention to key findings related to preparing early educators to support the development and learning of the growing number of young children who are dual language learners. The brief draws upon studies of early childhood higher education degree programs conducted across thirteen states between 2012 and 2017. The studies explored how institutions of higher education and their degree programs were situated to educate and support early childhood teachers to be able to work effectively with young children learning more than one language.

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