The conference “Multilingual childhoods” took place at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education in Hamar May 15-16 2019 and gathered approx. 70 participants from around 17 different countries and 4 different continents. Both the conference and pre-conference event became a success.
The pre-conference event, a doctoral symposium, provided 11 PhD students working in areas of language, literacy and literature in multilingual early childhood education contexts a unique opportunity to interact with experienced researchers in the field.
The SIG convenors (Alstad and Mourão) will edit a special issue on multilingualism in ECEC contexts in the journal EECERA with articles based on some of the conference papers.
A detailed overview of the academic program can be found on the conference websites: https://eng.inn.no/project-sites/multilingual-childhoods-education-policy-and-practice/conference-program-multilingual-childhoods