dual language learners, preschool, literacy
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he 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.
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Hammer, Carol S.; Cycyk, Lauren M.; López, Lisa; Blair, Clancy; Sandilos, Lia; and Komaroff, Eugene, "Preschool Teachers’ Language and Literacy Practices with Dual Language Learners" (2016). Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications. 196.