Investigating differences in language development and their association to comprehension, communication, and school achievement

We view monolingual and bi/multilingual language proficiencies as learned practices influenced by each individual's history of participation in specific socio-cultural discourses.

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The Language for Learning Research Team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is engaged in exploring child and adolescent language development in a series of research projects that explore language for reading, writing, speaking, thinking and learning.

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Pedagogies of voice event

Pedagogies of Voice: Re-imagining the Role of Languages in Education for a World on the Move

March 31, 2022

Paola Uccelli, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Veronica Boix Mansilla, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The proposed workshop will generate an interdisciplinary pedagogical framework and research agenda to guide how to leverage all students’ linguistic and cultural resources to maximize their learning potential and contribute to more equitable and inclusive communities. Deliberately interdisciplinary, this workshop will merge insights across four research areas that are rarely put in dialogue with one another: (1) migration and...

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Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the convener of the Language for Learning Research Team. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in students' language and literacy development throughout the school years.