Practical Steps to Advance Research and Dissemination

Guiding Questions

  • What research is needed to determine the role that particular language capacities play in academic learning, especially for certain subgroups that experience lower academic achievement?

  • What instructional approaches or principles emerge from the research for supporting the development of language needed for academic achievement; which of these are ready to move into practice? What translational research is still needed to meet the needs of today’s students and classrooms?

  • What syntheses could be undertaken to inform practice or a research agenda, including topics not covered in this workshop?

  • What entities might play a role in these research funding, synthesis, and dissemination efforts?


Moderator: Kenji Hakuta (Committee Chair), Stanford University


Committee Member Respondents:

Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics

Fred Genesee, McGill University

Lynne Vernon-Feagans, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Open Discussion


Summation and Closing Remarks

Kenji Hakuta (Committee Chair), Stanford University



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