Preschool teachers’ language and literacy practices with dual language learners

Brook E. Sawyer, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Lauren M. Cycyk, Lisa López, Clancy Blair, Lia Sandilos, Eugene Komaroff

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The purposes of this study were to (a) examine the degree to which teachers used linguistically responsive practices to support the language and literacy development of Spanish-speaking Dual Language Learners (DLL) and (b) to investigate the associations between these practices and select teacher-level factors. The sample consisted of 72 preschool teachers. Observational data were collected on practices. Teachers self-reported on language and culture beliefs, Spanish-speaking ability, and classroom composition. Results indicated that teachers, including those who spoke Spanish, used few linguistically responsive practices to support preschool DLLs. Only Spanish-speaking ability was related to practices. Implications for targeted professional development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-49
Number of pages15
JournalBilingual Research Journal
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

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Sawyer, B. E., Hammer, C. S., Cycyk, L. M., López, L., Blair, C., Sandilos, L., & Komaroff, E. (2016). Preschool teachers’ language and literacy practices with dual language learners. Bilingual Research Journal, 39(1), 35-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2016.1138904

Preschool teachers’ language and literacy practices with dual language learners. / Sawyer, Brook E.; Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Cycyk, Lauren M.; López, Lisa; Blair, Clancy; Sandilos, Lia; Komaroff, Eugene.

In: Bilingual Research Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, 02.01.2016, p. 35-49.

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Sawyer, BE, Hammer, CS, Cycyk, LM, López, L, Blair, C, Sandilos, L & Komaroff, E 2016, 'Preschool teachers’ language and literacy practices with dual language learners', Bilingual Research Journal, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 35-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2016.1138904
Sawyer, Brook E. ; Hammer, Carol Scheffner ; Cycyk, Lauren M. ; López, Lisa ; Blair, Clancy ; Sandilos, Lia ; Komaroff, Eugene. / Preschool teachers’ language and literacy practices with dual language learners. In: Bilingual Research Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 35-49.
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