The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for Dual Language Learners (DLL). They have been purposely selected to work together in helping you gain knowledge that is culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of DLL children.
The information in this section provides the context for addressing the unique needs of DLLs. Additional important information can be found in other sections such as Research, Supplementary Materials, and Multimedia. For example, the resources displayed under Multimedia offer strategies and best practices through webcasts, webinars, and podcasts.
Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood. DEC Position Statement on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness. 2010.
Division for Early Childhood/National Association for the Education of Young Cchildren. Early childhood inclusion: A Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute.
Santos, R.M. and M.M. Ostrosky. "Understanding the Impact of Language Differences on Classroom Behavior." CSEFEL What Works Brief 2.
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Inclusion: Reports. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.
Last Reviewed: September 2009
Last Updated: November 13, 2014