Language, Learning, and Disability in the Education of Young Bilingual Children (Paperback)

Language, Learning, and Disability in the Education of Young Bilingual Children By Dina C. Castro (Editor), Alfredo J. Artiles (Editor) Cover Image

Language, Learning, and Disability in the Education of Young Bilingual Children (Paperback)

By Dina C. Castro (Editor), Alfredo J. Artiles (Editor)

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Using an interdisciplinary perspective to discuss the intersection of language development and learning processes, this book summarizes current knowledge and represents the most critical issues regarding early childhood research, policy, and practice related to young bilingual children with disabilities. The book begins with a conceptual framework focusing on the intersection between the fields of early childhood education, bilingual education, and special education. It goes on to review and discuss the role of bilingualism in young children's development and the experiences of young bilingual children with disabilities in early care and education settings, including issues of eligibility and access to care, instruction, and assessment. The book explores family experiences, teacher preparation, accountability, and policy, ending with recommendations for future research which will inform both policies and practices for the education of young bilingual children with disabilities. This timely volume provides valuable guidance for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and researchers.

Dina C. Castro is Professor and Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas. Her scholarship focuses on equity in the early care and education of bilingual children in immigrant, transnational, and indigenous communities. She examines how bilingual development and bilinguals' sociocultural contexts are addressed in early education research, policies, and practices, including accountability systems, and teacher preparation. Alfredo J. Artiles is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. His interdisciplinary scholarship examines the dual nature of disability as an object of protection and a tool of stratification. He aims to understand how responses to disability intersections with race, language, gender, and social class advance or hinder educational opportunities for disparate groups of students.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800411838
ISBN-10: 1800411839
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English