Fostering language development in the everyday practices of kindergarten, nursery and playgroups: A Video study

  • Franziska Vogt
  • Cordula Löffler
  • Andrea Haid
  • Nadine Itel
  • Mandy Schönfelder
  • Bea Zumwald
  • Elke Reichmann
Keywords: Language fostering; early childhood educators, early childhood education and care, professional competence, video study, language acquisition support strategies

Abstract

High expectations are set on initiatives fostering language development in early childhood education and care. Evaluation studies of their effects emphasise the relevance of fostering language development through everyday interactions over specific programs. As a result, professional competence related to language education adaptative to individual differences within early childhood is most important. This research project provides professional training focussing on five strategies for early childhood educators working in kindergarten, nursery and play groups in Germany and Switzerland. Based on video data, this contribution examines the implementation of the strategies in everyday practices.

Published
20-09-2018
How to Cite
Vogt, F., Löffler, C., Haid, A., Itel, N., Schönfelder, M., Zumwald, B., & Reichmann, E. (2015). Fostering language development in the everyday practices of kindergarten, nursery and playgroups: A Video study. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 37(1), 93-112. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.37.1.4945