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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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS - Perú: La Deuda con la Educación Rural

April 21, 2021

"We need policies with a focus on education equity to guarantee that all students can continue in school." With the gradual return to face-to-face classes, Francesca Uccelli, principal investigator of the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Perú, and current president of the Peruvian Educational Research Society, talked about rural education (full video HERE)....

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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.