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Stockholm Train



This Institute entitled “Inclusive Assessment of Multi-Modal Multilinguals” (IAM3) is designed for advanced graduate students who wish to further their understanding of how deaf individuals acquire print literacy within a framework of translanguaging. The challenge of employing the translanguaging theory is that it is philosophically and practically incompatible with traditional approaches to language assessment and processing which require labeling the languages and maintaining linguistic boundaries for the purpose of assessment and investigation. Translanguaging calls for removing linguistic boundaries and recognizes the value of all communication resources used by individuals and communities. At the Institute, the faculty and students will take a critical approach to translanguaging and language assessment and processing methodologies with the expectation of making their study designs more inclusive and sensitive to participants’ language, communication, and cultural backgrounds. The methodological theme in 2023 is mixed methods in a translanguaging context with a focus on inclusion and autonomy

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