Oral Language Development in Early Childhood Classrooms: An Activity Setting Centered Analysis of Teacher-Child Interactions

This project investigates how teachers support young children’s oral language development in early childhood classrooms. In particular, this study will add to our understanding of how activity settings function to enable or constrain opportunities for oral language support in early childhood classrooms. Data collection will involve observations and videotaping in the early childhood classrooms as well as interviews with the teachers. This study will be conducted by Yiching Huang, a Ph.D. student at UCLA. She will be working with her advisor, Dr. Alison Bailey, Professor of Education. If you have questions about this project please contact Yiching Huang at 978-888-8597 or yiching@ucla.edu.