Growing up with multiple languages has become an omnipresent phenomenon in our modern society of large-scale migration. As a result, children in both international and German early childhood education and care institutions, especially in metropolitan areas, are increasingly diverse both linguistically and culturally. In Germany, currently about 35% of children below the ages of six grow up with a migration background, many of whom speak at least one language other than German at home (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, 2014).


Early Childhood Education Migrant Background Bilingual Child Academic Language Narrative Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für SonderpädagogikLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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