Early Biliteracy Development

Exploring Young Learners’ Use of Their Linguistic Resources


Eurydice B. Bauer and Mileidis Gort, editors

At the forefront in focusing exclusively on biliteracy development in early childhood across a variety of languages, this book fills a pressing need for a resource that provides both findings from empirical research with young bilinguals from preschool to grade 3 in home and school contexts and practical applications of these findings.

Each chapter is structured in a similar format to offer parallel descriptions of the research, including

  • A brief review of related empirical studies
  • An overview of the methods for data collection and analysis
  • A description of the main findings
  • Specific pedagogical implications

Taken together, the chapters will help literacy educators construct meaningful, challenging, and dynamic literacy and language learning communities where one or more languages are used for communicating and learning.

Pushing the field forward, this book is a valuable resource for helping educators understand and respond to critical issues related to the development of young children's literate competencies in two languages in home and school contexts.

© 2011 | 224 pp. | IRA stock no. 9315
Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Early Biliteracy Development

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