Development and Learning of Dual Language Learners Within and Around Early Care and Education Settings (Symposium)

10:20 - 11:50am

Westin St. Francis/ Elizabethan C

Presented at: American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2013 Annual Meeting

This symposium convenes scholars researching dual language learners (DLLs), children age 0 to 5 that are developing two languages simultaneously in the home and Early Care and Education (ECE) settings. Symposium participants will be able to critically examine what is known about DLLs within and around ECE including DLLs’ language, literacy, social/emotional, and cognitive development; the research methods (purposes, tools, and analysis) that are currently in place and/or need to be created to further the understanding of the DLL population; and implications for future practice, policy, and research based on this knowledge.