Study examines how collaboration can bridge science and language development for multilingual students


Science Education International coverUW–Madison’s Daniella Molle and Scarlett (Weiqiong) Huang have published a new paper in Science Education International, titled “Bridging Science and Language Development Through Interdisciplinary and Interorganizational Collaboration: What Does It Take?”

Molle is an associate researcher at WIDA, housed in the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Huang is a graduate student researcher at WIDA, and a doctoral student in the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The paper explores the role of interdisciplinary collaboration in supporting science education for multilingual students. Its findings showcase what it takes to integrate equity, science, and language development considerations in resources designed to inform content-area instruction for these students.

The paper is unique in its exploration of both the process and product of a collaboration, and contributes to knowledge about what makes interdisciplinary collaboration effective.

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