Centering Multilingual Learners in Early Literacy Instruction: Implications for Policy

Literacy—learning to communicate, read, and write as a means of expression to gain knowledge by accessing stories, information, and voices across time and across the world—is at the heart of education. In this 30-minute conversation hosted by the Center for Applied Linguistics, Dr. Kathy Escamilla and moderators, Dr. Ester de Jong and Lisa Tabaku, consider the implications of research for policies that guide literacy instruction for multilingual learners.