ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Friday, March 3 • 15:00 - 16:00
Promoting and Assessing the Linguistic and Cultural Identity of Young Multilingual Learners strand: culture and identity LIMITED

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Identity development is a core feature of the cross-cultural competency that dual language programs aim to promote, but guidance is lacking about how to realize this goal, particularly with our youngest learners. Drawing from an ethnographic study of a kindergarten classroom in a Spanish-English dual language program in Costa Rica, this presentation will highlight strategies for promoting and assessing identity development. Participants will leave the session with concrete instructional strategies that teachers can use to promote cross-cultural competence and identity development, as well as developmentally appropriate tasks designed to investigate these constructs with young learners.

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Elizabeth Howard

Professor, University of CT
Elizabeth R. Howard is an associate professor of bilingual education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches graduate courses on linguistic and cultural diversity and conducts research focusing on dual language education, biliteracy development... Read More →

Friday March 3, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET