ERO recommends that leaders and teachers in early learning services and schools:
ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education develops a more coherent and systematic set of curriculum expectations, assessment tools and resources for oral language in the early years (0-8 years) to support children’s learning across the curriculum.
This report is structured as follows:
Introduction – Why responsive oral language teaching and learning is important gives an overview of the guidance available to early learning services and schools to support oral language teaching and learning. It includes a summary of some of the key research evidence about the importance of oral language learning and development in the early years.
Responding to linguistically diverse learners provides a snapshot of recent findings from ERO’s evaluation looking at language diversity in early learning services and schools in Auckland.
ERO’s findings in services and schools provides an overview of the key findings.
Oral language learning and development: birth to eight years of age ERO’s findings, particularly in relation to what well-focused early learning services and schools were doing to support children’s oral language learning and development, described and presented in a way that shows a learner pathway from infancy through to eight years of age.