A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Language Counts: Supporting Early Math Development for Dual Language Learners
Think Twice - Mar 02, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Bellwether Education Partners
Author(s) - Brandon Lewis, Melissa Steel King, and Jennifer O'Neal Schiess
Bellwether Education Partners recently published a report that establishes the need to focus on the mathematics education of young Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The report provides a useful resource for policymakers and practitioners.
Reviewer(s) - Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, University of New Mexico
Dr. Celedón-Pattichis did note that major studies were omitted from the report that are key to advancing our understanding of the capacity of young DLLs to engage in rigorous mathematical concepts when given opportunities to do so. Further, in the report's recommendations for teacher education and professional development, it misses the opportunity to address what early childhood educators need to know about how young DLLs develop languages.