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ERIC Number: EJ1150280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
Exploring Peer Interaction among Multilingual Youth: New Possibilities and Challenges for Language and Literacy Learning
Martin-Beltrán, Melinda
International Multilingual Research Journal, v11 n3 p131-136 2017
Peer interactions are central to student experiences and present tremendous opportunities for language learning and consequences for educational equity, yet these opportunities have often been unrecognized and under-examined. This special issue offers new perspectives examining the potential of peer interaction to foster language, literacy and identity development. Peer interaction provides an interesting context for students to play with language and try out new ideas, thus allowing educators and researchers to broaden our view of learning opportunities. By providing a nuanced and close examination of interactions multilingual students experience in diverse classrooms, the articles in this special issue advance the field, reveal challenges, and offer new directions for future research. This introduction discusses how the articles in this special issue are situated in a larger scholarly conversation that has implications for the education of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
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Language: English
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