This Social Policy Report from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)*, examines how to best support the development and learning of children who are multilingual, and offers recommendations for policy and practice.
This collaborative report by a group of scholars in the field of language development is framed by four questions:
- What are the broad social and historical contexts of multilingual learners in the U.S.?
- What are the demographic characteristics of a multilingual family?
- Which basic language developmental processes and strategies for promoting multilingual children’s language can be applied to multilingual children?
- What home, education, and community contexts support learning multiple languages?
*Volume 27, number 4, 2013